Self Portrait Painting



Delve into the art of the self-portrait. This course is aimed at the art of storytelling, using yourself as the center-figure. All technical teaching will be held in the same traditional as the beaux art schooling style with the added subjectivity that allows for viewer engagement. Sentimentality and beauty become our focus as we walk through the grueling process of production to and finished work of Art.

Students will be allowed to use their preferred palette and medium, tuition will be technical and theoretical all the while pushing towards the subjective elements of self-expression and Artistic integrity. Art history will be held in high esteem with added elements of philosophical ideas that have made the self-portrait a mainstay in human history.


Dates: 11th 12th, 13th, 15th19th, 20th, 22nd June

Time: 6:30PM-9:30PM

Duration: 21 hours (over 7 days)

Skill Level: Advanced Specialization. Intermediate prior skill is desired.

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Discover the classical masters’ sophisticated approach to life-like Realism during an intensive introduction into academic art in the tradition of L’Académie des beaux-arts and modern schools of realism. All lessons focus heavily on techniques needed for expertise in realistic expression in drawing and oil painting.

Who is this course best suited for?

The Classical Realism course is designed for motivated students and art professionals who seek to advance their skills in representational art with specific focus in oil painting and drawing. It is for those who would like discover the process of the Classical Masters and obtain both theoretical knowledge and practical skill in the academic art of 20th century Classical Realism.

One-on-one artistic critique is provided all throughout the course from a professional Classical Realism artist.

 Discover 20th-century classical way of painting style and philosophy, initiated by the Renaissance approach towards composition beauty, harmony and completeness .
✓ Learn the use of Limited and Grisaille oil palettes while obtaining knowledge about colour theory;
 Manipulate proportions through juxtaposition, line quality and how they can be best applied for realistic illusion;
✓ Intuitively learn how to Observe Objectively from nature-based Primary subjects (not from 2-D photo representations) for Realistic rendering in Drawing and Painting;

 Specialize in Self-Portrait painting and gain advanced knowledge for life-like representation as per the Classical Masters ;

Earn an Official Certificate of skills acquired
This is a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills 

Karl Froman, is a Swedish professional Realism artist who immersed himself in Classical Realism for the major part of academic career at the Florence Academy of Art. His breathtaking marvels speak out for themselves. You can sneak through some of his works in the featured photos.

Karl, has been studying Art from a very young age in several countries and under many master painters, most prominently at the University of Arts in Florence. Karl has been involved in several exhibitions, hosted lectures, lessons and designed courses. Many of his works can be found in private collections in Australia, France, Sweden, Norway, America, England, Malta and China.

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Charles ZammitAfter attending the Golden Ratio course with Stefan Priehyba

Amazing seminar and workshop on the Golden Ratio with Stefan Priehyba. Well done to the team for your professionalism. It was highly enlightening and i thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to more.

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For those art lovers out there, Art Classes provides the right environment where you can indulge in learning about real art. If you’re hooked on classical and fine art, this is the place to be.

Paul FarrugiaAfter attending the Classical Realism and Life Portrait Painting courses

It was an amazing workshop! looking forward to the next 🙂

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