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Portrait Workshops with Susan Hotard

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Portrait Workshop


April 30 & May 1  2021 (Friday & Saturday)

Location: Woodlands Art League 701 Sawdust Road;  Spring, TX 77380


$295 (WAL members) + $40 model fee

$345 (non-members) for the 2-day workshop + $40 model fee

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm with an hour off for lunch

Hi Artists!

I’ll teach a 2-day workshop in The Woodlands, TX  this spring! It will be the first portrait workshop I’ve taught since the pandemic. This is suitable for intermediate to advanced artists and you may use any medium you desire however I paint my demonstrations in oil. Please use odorless solvent. Please arrive around 8:30 the first morning to unload your supplies. We’ll start promptly at 9:00am with a demonstration. I’ll show you how to begin your portrait with simplified light and shadow patterns, then talk about turning the head making the 2D appear 3D. Please be ready with questions. I love to share my knowledge!

Please bring several canvases, toned and untoned, your paint, brushes, easels (we some easels at the location, so see if you like them before hauling yours inside J). There is a supply list but if you have been painting a long time you probably have most everything. The paint brands are just suggestions.

Hope to see you all at the end of April!

Susan Hotard, instructor


Oil Painters of America, Signature Member

American Impressionists Society, Signature Member

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Signature Member

Audubon Artists Inc. NYC, Elected Member

Susan Hotard is an experienced and award winning artist who lived in New Orleans over 31 years and now lives in the Houston suburb of The Woodlands, Texas. Most recently, Susan won the Silver Medal in the OPA Virtual Salon Show and painted the portrait demo for the OPA National Show 2020. She won the First Place Signature Division OPA Online Fall show 2020. She had a cover story in American Artist magazine (2005) and earned the highest honor at The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. You can enjoy two of her portraits in The Encyclopedia of Oil Techniques 2017, Search Press, Jeremy Galton, Quarto Books UK.  Most recently, she had an article about her work in Southwest Art Magazine March/April 2021.


BFA in Interior Design, Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana Tech University (Rome Campus); Rome, Italy

The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts

Art Students League; New York City (Workshops)


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