Class Description:

Learn to mix flesh tones from primary colors, navigate the color wheel as it pertains to skin tones and gain a better understanding of color theory through painting the figure.

In this class students will learn how to paint different skin tones using one limited palette. Over this six week course we will paint two portraits from photographs, using models with different skin colors. Through a combination of lecture and demonstration, students will learn how to premix a limited palette that will provide them with all the colors they need to render human flesh of any color.

Spring Session I | Dates:

Scheduled occurrences for the next session of this class are as follows:

Week 1:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET
Week 2:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET
Week 3:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET
Week 4:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET
Week 5:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET
Week 6:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET

  1. Before Class - Welcome & How to Prepare for Class

  2. Week 1 - Learning to mix and navigate the limited palette

  3. Week 2 - Portrait development

  4. Week 3 - Finish Portrait

  5. Week 4 - Start Second Portrait

  6. Week 5 - Portrait developement

  • $270.00
  • Online
  • 6 Weeks
  • Intermediate to Advanced

Meet Your Instructor

Tabitha Whitley


Tabitha Whitley is a Brooklyn based artist with a focus in oil painting and relief printmaking. Tabitha received her BFA in Painting from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2009, then went on to receive an MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art in 2011. Her work explores themes around her African American heritage. Tabitha is the President of the Alumni Association of the New York Academy of Art and is on the Board of Trustees. Tabitha has had her work shown in galleries throughout the United States and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal.

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