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Animal Painting
by Andy Nabong

May 3rd – 6th, 2024


6pm - 9pm



9.30am - 4.30pm



- Animal Painting in Oil -

This workshop is designed for beginners to advanced artists who wish to learn how to paint animals with oil colours.

Participants will have the opportunity to choose from several birds and small taxidermy animals borrowed from the collection of The Natural History Museum in Vienna.


The instructor will take you through the fundamentals of drawing and oil painting through naturalistic animal painting using sight-size techniques. Proportions, light and shadow pattern, values, and rendering will be explored. Andy will also guide you from the block-in drawing to the process of transferring your drawing to monochromatic underpainting to color mixing and applications. The aesthetic considerations for the background will be discussed to produce a naturalistic setting for the animal.


This workshop will be limited to only 10 participants to guarantee individual guidance and critique.


Andy is a classical realist trained artist who studied art at the Arts Students League and Grand Central Academy, both in New York City, The Academy of Realist Art in Canada and Florence Academy of Art, Italy. He is a recipient of The Russian Imperial Academy of Art in St. Petersburg, Russia internship program in 2019 and is listed at “Kunst in Bewegung” book, published by the Schönbrun palace in Vienna, Austria. He is a lifetime member of the Portrait Society of America and the Austrian Professional Association of Visual Artists.

Above are examples from the Taxidermy collection from Vienna's Natural History Museum.

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