Painting Your Pet's Portrait

Our painting classes offer many choices in different mediums, including watercolor, acrylic, pastels, and sponge painting. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, you'll receive plenty of one-on-one attention to help you bring your skills forward by learning a new technique or approach.

painting of collie dog face


Sat., Nov. 13, 10 am-2 pm / $45 / One Class

Instructor: Marlene Steele
In person at VPC Campus


Create a lovely portrait of your pet from a photograph to be enjoyed forever. You will learn two methods to sketch the portrait onto your canvas and then choose the one you are most comfortable with: the transfer method or freehand drawing. To use the transfer method, please bring a photograph true to the final size (4x4 or 6x9.) Then, to bring your pet’s personality to life, you will receive guided instruction on mixing acrylic paint colors and using brush strokes to achieve the look you want. No previous painting experience necessary!

Supply List (Please purchase and bring to class):

  • A photograph of your pet
  • 1 4x4 or 6x9 gallery wrap canvas or panel
  • Assorted acrylic colors
  • Brushes and mixing palette or gray sheet paper palette
  • Individual water container
  • Graphite pencil

About Your Instructor

Headshot of Marlene Steele

Marlene Steele

Marlene is a professional studio artist with 30 years of experience in studio production. She lives and works in Cincinnati, where she creates beautifully rendered portraits and landscapes in pastel, watercolor, and oil.

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