Firehouse Arts Center

committed to the enrichment of community life through the arts.

Portrait Workshop: Oil Paints

you can no longer sign up for this class- it has been completed. 


Portrait Workshop   with    D. Arthur McBride

Description:  This workshop is designed for those who wish to learn more about classical portrait painting in oils.  It will be a six week program, meeting once a week for three hours. During the first hour a demonstration will be given, providing information and techniques which can be applied throughout the portrait painting process. Following the demonstration, the instructor will go around the room and give individual assistance to each student.

Student Requirements:  This is a class designed for those who already have some basic drawing skills as well as some experience in oil painting, and who wish to gain more in-depth knowledge about the classical portrait palette, techniques to achieve luminous skin tones, application techniques, and capturing a likeness.

Dates and Time: 
Fridays    March 3rd –  April 7th
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Firehouse Arts Center (Kirbo Room)
Bainbridge, GA

$180.00 for the entire workshop – to be paid in advance.

Class Requirements:
*** Space is limited***
A minimum of six students will be required for the class to be held, and a maximum of twelve students will be allowed.  Please sign up early!

Easels will be provided, and high-quality brushes will be available for purchase, at a discount, if the student needs them.

A supply list and further information will be provided for those who sign up.

Sign up by contacting Ali White at

The instructor may also be contacted with any further questions:
D. Arthur McBride (Darlene Williams)
850-544-1944  |