Wednesday, September 18–Wednesday, October 23, 2019
1:30 pm–4:00 pm
Art Studio (Classroom G37)

Occurs every Wednesday except Oct 9

Model Fee (Required)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2019-09-18 13:30:00 2019-09-18 16:00:00 Portrait Painting 09/18/2019 1:30 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Working in oils, learn to paint the human face by combining gallery observations with studio practice. Get instruction on capturing facial features, mood and light with a live model and see demonstrations on such portraiture elements as preparing under-paintings, brush work, color mixing, and finish mediums.

Students are responsible for providing their own supplies. View the supply list.

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Ticket Information

Registration for February, April, and Summer vacation week classes ends at Noon the Friday before the class starts.

Before registering for classes, please review Program Information and Policies.

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

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About the Instructor

Classically trained painter Lisa Sawlit splits her time between Nantucket and Boston, where she has a studio. She is a former instructor at Montserrat College of Art. In addition to teaching, Sawlit has worked at Wisdom Publications, she’s studied philosophy, trained in ophthalmology, worked in philanthropy, and even tried her hand at finance, serving as creative director at from 1997 to 2001. Sawlit has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in fine arts from Tufts University and her work can be seen in her publication Drawing the Cast, The Emulation of Aesthetic Values, Five Études of the Apollo Belvedere, as well as numerous solo and group exhibitions in the New England area.