Alla-Prima Portrait Workshop with Sean Cheetham


March 11-13 | 2020
10am-5pm each day
Instructor:  Sean Cheetham



Availability: In stock

March 11-13 | 2020
10 am-5pm each day

Space will be limited to 12 students.  His last workshop filled quickly with a waiting list, so get your spot soon!

We are thrilled to have Los Angeles-based artist, Sean Cheetham back at the atelier in 2020.  This three-day workshop will focus on learning to paint a portrait from life in oil.  Sean uses a very distinct palette, called a “mud-Palette” when working. This palette will be discussed extensively throughout the workshop.  The benefits of working with this palette are value and color control.  Through a simple step-by-step process to portrait painting, Sean will discuss harmony and unity in your final piece, composition, drawing, likeness, organizing your palette, color mixing, value, edges, and producing a completed portrait.  Model fee is included in the workshop fee.

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day.  Feel free to bring your own lunch or enjoy plenty of options in our southside neighborhood.
For students traveling from out of town, please contact us if you need help with accommodation recommendations.

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About the instructor:  

Born in 1977, Sean Cheetham is a contemporary oil painter whose training is steeped in traditional portraiture.  He is known for his technical skill and for achieving accuracy and harmony in his paintings which he credits to a deep understanding of drawing and to his own system of mixing colors.    He has a Bachelor of Fine Art degree with honors from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.   Sean has exhibited at the National Portrait gallery in London in 2005 where he was included in the prestigious BP Portrait award show. His self-portrait,  Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams… was at the National Portrait gallery at the Smithsonian in Washington DC. In 2006, Sean had his first one-man exhibition with The Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery in Pasadena. Sean has become recognized as one of the most acclaimed young figurative painters today.  He has been featured in numerous publications including  American Artist’s Workshop magazine. Sean lives and teaches painting in Los Angeles.

Refunds can not be given for this visiting artist workshop unless canceled by Townsend Atelier.



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