Paint a portrait in the style of Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist best known for her uncompromising and brilliantly coloured self-portraits that deal with such themes as identity, the human body, and existence.

‘I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best’

Here is an outline of materials you will need each week.

Week 1 – Drawing Out
Printed out picture of Frida Khalo Painting –
Canvas or canvas board
Soft pencil
Rubber
Ruler
Pencil Sharpener

Week 2 – Starting to paint
Prepared canvas with picture outline drawn on from previous week
Printed out picture of Frida Khalo Painting
Acrylic Paints, a selection of colours which must include white, black, red, blue and yellow
(If you have oil paints please feel free to use I can give extra guidance on these as we go through, but I will aim the workshop at Acrylics)
Three different sized paint brushes; Small – size 2, Medium – 4, 5 or 6, Large – any size above a 6
Pot of water for washing out brushes
Cloths/kitchen roll
Apron to protect your clothes
Mixing palette – could be paper plates or an old plate
Table top easel or prop canvas up on books, not essential but useful

Week 3 – Finishing painting and touches
Prepared canvas with painting from previous week
Printed out picture of Frida Khalo Painting
Acrylic Paints, a selection of colours which must include white, black, red, blue and yellow
(If you have oil paints please feel free to use I can give extra guidance on these as we go through, but I will aim the workshop at Acrylics)
Three different sized paint brushes; Small – size 2, Medium – 4, 5 or 6, Large – any size above a 6
Pot of water for washing out brushes
Cloths/kitchen roll
Apron to protect your clothes
Mixing palette – could be paper plates or an old plate
Table top easel or prop canvas up on books, not essential but useful

 

When – Three x 1 hour long sessions

Date – 13th, 20th, and 27th May 2020, 7-8pm

Price – £10 for all three sessions.

 

 

When: Wednesdays 7-8pm

Date: 13th, 20th, and 27th May 2020

Price: £10 +bkg fee

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