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Pet Portrait in Oil Paint (In-Person)

December 4, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - December 5, 2021 @ 4:00 pm


King – Saturday & Sunday, Dec 4 & 5, 1 pm-4 pm (In-Person)


Students will learn how to complete a pet portrait in oil paint in this two day workshop. Emphasis will be on drawing the shadow and light shapes first, then developing the form and adding highlights and darkening shadows. The instructor will supply photos to work from throughout the first day, and explain the qualities of a good reference photo so that students can find or take photos for Day 2. On the second day, students will work from their own photos to create a finished portrait of the animal of their choosing. This is scheduled in the holiday season so you can gift a portrait of your fur-baby to yourself, or paint a loved one’s best friend/fur-baby as a gift!


About the Instructor:

Christy is known for both her representational oil paintings and whimsical cut paper collages. She finds inspiration in North Carolina nature, when drawing and painting from life, and through the process of painting itself which provides a constant opportunity for learning and new experiences. Now in Chapel Hill, Christy grew up in eastern North Carolina and has also lived in DC and Nashville. She is an art educator with experience designing curriculum and teaching at Montessori schools and art museums including the National Portrait Gallery and Frist Art Museum. She majored in studio art and elementary education at UNC Chapel Hill and also has a master of education from Vanderbilt University. Her art is represented by Well+Wonder, Serena & Lily, and G. Grace Gallery, and you can view her work at or on Instagram @christymking.


Due to the spread of the Delta Variant starting October 1, 2021, The ArtsCenter will be requiring proof of vaccination and masks (as per state-mandate) for anyone who attends our ArtSchool classes and in-person performances. This was not an easy decision to make however as a leading community organization, The ArtsCenter has a responsibility to the whole community and feel this mandate is the most sensible safety measure.
Thank you

In-person classes offered during the pandemic are conducted at a low maximum capacity and with social distancing measures in place. Masks must be worn at all times. Students are required to show instructors a proof of vaccination before attending in-person classes. Refunds and exchanges are not offered for in-person classes offered during the pandemic.

All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.

ArtsCenter members receive 15% off of the cost of this course!

All ArtSchool classes are 15 years old and up unless otherwise specified.


December 4, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
December 5, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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Jane Filer Studio
300-G East Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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