Classes & Workshops

Figure Painting

  • Class starts on: Monday, June 13, 2022
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Mondays | 06:45 pm - 09:45 pm
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Location: Main Campus
  • Fee: $325


Working from a live model, we will explore painting the figure in oil paint.  There will be longer sustained poses held by the model and this will offer students the opportunity to conceptualize the forms that make up the figure. While working through color space, we will create a convincing representation of our model by capturing the gesture, structure and basic anatomy. There will be discussions on drawing, color theory, palette organization and paint application through demonstration and practice.

Tuition includes model fees. Prerequisites: Intro to Oils, Fundamentals of Color, Portrait Drawing or similar experience.


Required Supplies

Supply List

Oil Paint - Professional Grade

Yellow Ochre

Terre Verte

Raw Umber

Burnt Umber

Burnt Sienna

Venetian Red

Alizarin Crimson (Permanent)

Ultramarine Blue

Ivory Black

Titanium White

Palette options



Disposable grey palette (The larger the better)

Brushes, thinners and palette knives

Oil and acrylic brushes, long handle, synthetic, small to med rounds and filberts (size 0-6)

Odorless mineral spirits or artist grade safflower oil in a sealable jar

(Recommended jar brand - Silicoil)

Two palette knives - One small and one medium

Painting Surfaces

Oil or acrylic primed artist grade canvas, linen or wood panel

Size 16” x 20”

Rubber gloves (recommended)

Mahl stick (Optional)

Drawing Materials

2-3 sheets of drawing paper 16”x20” or greater

Graphite pencils - 2H-2B

Kneaded eraser

Special Notes

6 week class.


Andrew Grant

Andrew Maurice Grant was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica and migrated to the United States an early age. Grant’s mother always had art in the home, which influences the way he approaches his own art to this day.

Grant’s subject matter is centered around women and depicting them in the most noble light, visually. His inspiration is women solely, as they have been the most consistent force in his life. Grant finds that representing women, especially black women, acts as a homage he is paying for the nurturing, generosity and kindness he has experienced all of his life. 

Throughout high school and college, Grant continued to hone his technique and had the opportunity to take Art History I and II, at the University of Central Florida. When reflecting on those years, he realized he had limited exposure to people producing the type of work and subject matter he now explores exclusively. With consistent research and study, he has since found communities near and far that hold representational art at the highest standard. Fortunately, he was able to study with Terry Traumbauer Norris and privately with Carol Broman in 2010 and 2011. Academic techniques were introduced to him and a high priority was placed on developing the skills necessary to bring a vision to life. 

Andrew Grant
Instructor Bio
Figure Painting