SELF-PORTRAIT AT THE AGE OF 63 BY REMBRANDT

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.


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SELF-PORTRAIT AT THE AGE OF 63 BY REMBRANDT

Sat., Nov. 12, 12-4 pm / $89 / One Class

All supplies included in class fee: canvas, paints, and brushes.

Instructor: Kevin McCarty

In-person at VPC

This painting is one of Rembrandt’s last self-portraits in a series of about 80 painted in the months before his death in October, 1669. His sagging, blemished face is carefully rendered with many layers of translucent paint, but his robe remains in a shadow and his hands are indistinct. This painting shows the vulnerability and a sense of questioning of a man in his last year of life. In this class, because this image is unadorned and solitary, the student will learn how to simplify the structure of the face in elementary “Rembrandt-esque” fashion.

You will receive one gallery-wrapped, stretched 11 x 14” fine art canvas, a set of brushes, and a full set of acrylic paints in a wide spectrum of colors, at no extra cost. Take home your own original piece of art ready for framing.


About Your Instructor

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Kevin McCarty

Kevin has been a professional artist for over 40 years painting landscapes, portraits, and still life. Living and painting in Europe have been major influences on his painting style, as he obtained first-hand knowledge of the great masters.

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