"Painting the Portrait with Acrylics" 2 Day Workshop w/ Angela Bandurka

DATE/TIME: Sat - Sun, June 6 & 7
11am - 5pm

COST: $225

REGISTRATION:   Call in, come in, or register online. Scroll to the bottom of this page for online registration.  425.697.2787

LOCATION:  Cole Art Studio is located on the lower level of Cole Gallery.  107 5th Ave. S., Edmonds 98020


Angela will take you through the steps to painting a successful portrait using acrylic paints. This is a class that almost all skill levels can benefit from, but if you've never picked up a brush before I'd recommend taking one of my Introduction to Acrylic Painting classes first.

During this two day workshop, you'll paint your own portrait, starting with a black and white piece on day one, and moving to a full color piece on day two! We'll be working from mirrors to paint ourselves, and from photography as well. This will give you a good feeling for working from life and photos.

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You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot. Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Questions about these supplies?  ARTspot staff are happy to help you.  Call 425-640- 6408 or email at


Acrylic Paints:

  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Titanium Buff
  • Titanium White
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Anthroquinone Blue
  •  Pthalo Green
  •  Carbon Black


  • One medium Filbert brush, like a #6
  • One Large Flat or Bright brush for covering the canvas with color
  • one small filbert brush, like a #2
  • one small round brush, like a #4
  • Plus any other brushes you might have. 

Chalk Pastels: pencils are great but you can use chalk pastel in stick form as well. Having a light and a dark are good: one white and one medium-dark grey would be perfect.


  • Two or more 11x14-inch supports (I prefer a smoother surface for painting portraits - either board or canvas that I've smoothed out with a coat of light modeling paste first): please prep these by painting a coat or two of white gesso, even if they were pre-primed when you bought them.

Small sketch pad for thumbnails


Palette for mixing paints (I don't use a stay-wet palette, but you are welcome to use one!)

Water receptacle

Rags or paper towel (I like the blue shop towels!)

A table easel

Digital camera or camera phone

RESOURCE: We will be painting ourselves! So bring a small mirror that will stand up on its own, or a small display easel to prop your mirror up on. Day two we will use a photo that we will take in the first class.

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ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you!  They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio the day of class!  Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service! (To ensure your order is We also have a variety of art supplies relevant to your class here at Cole Art Studio. filled, please order as early as possible.)