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Portrait Painting
by Diana Buitrago

November 2024



November 22 – 25



VATA -Hütteldorfer Straße 128/2





9:30-12:30 and 13:30-16:30

Workshop Fee:



(Early Bird: ???€) 


This workshop will focus on Portrait Painting Fundamentals. The instructor will demonstrate on day one how to Block-in directly on the canvas with the brush. No previous drawing or transfer is necessary. The painting will be developed in 2 to 3 Layers: Block-in and Form Pass and Overpasses. Diana will explain each step with demos and lectures, including the structure of the head, comparative measurements, color properties, Light and form. A long pose will serve the student to slow down and learn how to work from observation and achieve likeness and naturalism.


A fundamental part of the workshop will focus on understanding our palette and characteristics of color: Hue, Value and Chroma. Diana will lecture and demo each day and provide individual critiques.

more detailed information about the schedule in the PDF



Diana Buitrago is a traditional oil painter trained at Grand Central Atelier (GCA) and The Art Students League of New York.


She is also a former pupil of Odd Nerdrum. Currently, she teaches both in person and online at the Core Program at the Grand Central Atelier in New York and other ateliers around the world. 

To know more, go to her website at

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