Workshop Details

First Name Donna
Last Name Catotti
Event Workshop
Start Date July 10, 2017
End Date July 14, 2017
Days _MTWTF_
Times All Day
Cost (USD) $599.00
Location Haines ANB Hall
Address 111 First Ave. South
City Haines
State AK
Postal Code 99827
Country USA
Phone 215 592-7910
Studio Incamminati's Natalie Italiano is teaching "Painting the Costumed Portrait Model" in Haines, Alaska, July 10-14. Hosted by OPA member Donna Catotti, in one of the prettiest places on the planet, the workshop starts with a get together at Catotti's home on Sunday night for a salmon barbeque and campfire. Email Donna for help with travel plansto southeast Alaska. The workshop, including two evenings of portrait demonstration, focuses on the progressive stages of painting a portrait model from life. This workshop focuses on the progressive stages of painting a portrait model from life. Each stage of painting will be studied, along with the corresponding visual principles. Beginning with monochromatic grisaille, students capture the gesture of the head and study proportions through landmarks, planes and basic facial anatomy. In the second stage, skin tones are added and values studied as students learn to build volume and create the illusion of light on form. Color study exercises help students understand temperature, see color as relative, and how its affected by the light source. Planes, values and color are integrated in the third stage where the middle stages of building a painting are studied. Edges, paint handling and modeling form will be discussed. Short studies culminate in a 2-day portrait utilizing the information learned. Students learn a cohesive painting process that can be used for all types of painting, and exercises valuable for further individual study. Daily instructor demonstrations accompany each exercise. Individual instruction at the easel will be appropriate to the student’s level of skill. Studio Incamminati graduate and Teaching Fellow Natalie Italiano has won numerous awards for her portraits and still life painting, including a Certificate of Excellence from the Portrait Society of America in the International Portrait Competition, an Honorable Mention from the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists, a finalist in International Artist’s Magazine Still Life Competition, and a finalist in still life in Artist’s Magazine annual competition. In 2014, she received Signature Status from the Portrait Society of America honoring her dedication to the educational mission and high aesthetic standards of the society. Her alla prima portrait series, “Portraits of Promise,” featured more than 100 portraits of American teens painted from life. Natalie studied privately under Nelson Shanks, at Studio Incamminati, and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She also holds a teaching certificate from Moore College of Art and a BA in Psychology from Rowan University. See Natalie’s work at