Painting the Portrait (CEPN 206)

Develop skills and techniques to create dynamic painted portraits in this special topic course. Students will learn the basic structural anatomy of the face and head and how it relates to proportion and perspective. Familiarity with using paint to render skin tone, features and facial expressions will be developed. The technical aspects of portraiture painting practices will be explored alongside contemporary, conceptual, and experimental opportunities.

Course Formats

Course offerings are available online (synchronous) and on campus. View schedule for current and upcoming formats.

Instructional Hours: 24 hours (8 classes, 3 hours per class)

Additional Hours: 24 hours for independent study and practice, assignment completion and homework.

Terms Offered

This course is typically offered during the following terms:

(Subject to change)

Fall | September to December


Programs this course applies to

Tuition + Materials

Tuition is $507.45. Download your detailed materials list before your first class.


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