Oil Painting: The Painted Portrait

Fridays, December 7, 14 & 21 @ 1- 3 p.m.
Cost: $100 ($80 for M members)
This is a three-part class.

Learn the basic terminology and practice fundamental techniques of oil painting, (e.g. color mixing and relationships, underpainting, tone, mark-making, and texture). Then use these techniques to paint a colorful and expressive portrait, based on a photograph you bring from home. Classes include brief demonstrations by the instructor and discussion about contemporary portraiture, while exploring portrait paintings on display from the M’s collection. All experience levels welcome. (Ages 13+)

Scholarships are available on request for half and full tuition on a first come, first served basis. Classes are free at the M for Native community members. Contact info@mmaa.org or call (651) 797-2571 for more information.

Leslie Barlow

Leslie Barlow

Teaching artist Leslie Barlow holds an MFA in Drawing and Painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and received a BFA in Studio Art, emphasis in Painting, from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She has exhibited throughout the country, received a number of awards for her paintings. In 2016, City Pages named Barlow one of the “Artists of the Year.” Her current body of work consists primarily of oil painting, employing figure and narrative elements to talk about issues related to multiculturalism, “otherness,” race and identity. Barlow currently teaches at the University of Minnesota, Juxtaposition Arts, and was recently artist-in-residence at Marcy Open School.