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Drawing & Painting: People, Portraits & Caricatures!

Painting and drawing people is easy and fun- you will be amazed as you bring them to life! In this class you will learn how to draw and paint a wide variety of people. We will cover anatomy, lighting, color harmony, composition, and many other subjects to help you to bring your artwork to life! The subjects will be taught in a step-by-step fashion, in which you will be able to follow along with the steps while they are being done in front of the class. 

Al Levels

Please bring supplies with you on the first day of class.

Painting Supply list:

12x16 disposable palette (With individual palette paper sheets)

Long handled brushes (preferably). White Nylon or Taklon Rounds  -  #2 and #4               

Filberts or Flats (Preferably Filberts)- #2, #5, #8

3-5 Canvases ranging in size from 12"x16" to 30"x48"- can be purchased individually, as the class progresses (start with smaller sizes between 12"x16" and 16"x20")

Acrylic paints- student grade


Titanium White
Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
Cadmium Red Medium Hue   
Ultramarine Blue
Pthalo Green
Mars Black   


Pthalo Blue 
Dioxazine Purple 
Burnt Sienna 
Yellow Ochre


Water Jars:
2 large jars - glass or plastic, the size of a large jelly or large peanut butter jar

Drawing Supply list

2B, 4B, 6B, 8B Pencils (1-2 of each)


4B, 8B Woodless Pencils

1-3 Erasers: For back of pencil or handheld white nylon erasers

Pencil sharpener (preferably metal handheld or electric (battery))

2 or more Fine Black Sharpies

1 or more Drawing Pads: (12x 16, 14x 18, or 16x20) (Depending on size preference)

Black and White Charcoal or Pastels (2 or more of each)

Charcoal Pencils (Soft and Medium in Black, and White)

3-4 Drawing Stomps, various sizes

Can of Spray Fixative (Optional)

Paper Towels


Dates & Times

Fee: $170.00

Members: $160.00

Jan 22-Feb 26, Mondays 1-3 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio