This comprehensive two day workshop is designed to share tips and techniques learned from over twenty-five years of working in the acrylic medium. Chantel’s gentle teaching style will enrich the painting skills of beginners and advanced artists alike as she demonstrates painting the portrait and figure from reference photos, without losing the energy and vitality of working from life. Students will learn: essential acrylic materials and how to use them, what photographs make the best references for portrait and figure painting, editing (what you leave out is just as important as what you keep in), color mixing tips, and techniques for capturing a likeness. Students will also learn the importance of edges when working in acrylic. Students are encouraged to bring their own photographs, however Chantel will have some on hand if needed.