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Portrait Painting Essentials with Tyler Berry


Instructors: Tyler Berry
Dates: August 1-5 (Monday–Friday)
Times: 9 am-12:30 pm
Workshop Location: Weir Studio, Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT
Levels/Ages: All levels welcome; ages 14+

This foundational workshop will immerse students in the academic painting tradition of portraiture. Students will focus on direct observation while working from the portrait model, as they explore the fundamental properties of light, form, structure, proportion, and gesture. Students will learn to employ a direct-painting method, with focused discussions about paint handling and color mixing. 

Artist Bio
Tyler Berry was born and raised in Middlefield, CT. In 2016 he received a BFA from Hartford Art School, and subsequently worked as an animator in Greece. While working in Poland on the feature film Loving Vincent, Tyler frequented art museums across Europe, studying the work of the Old Masters as well as antique sculpture. The impact of these experiences can be seen in his focus on portraiture and figuration, and the pursuit of beauty and fidelity to nature in his own work. Tyler is the recipient of numerous awards and has participated in many group shows in New York City, as well as throughout New England and Europe. A graduate of Grand Central Atelier's Core Program, Tyler currently lives and works in New York.

Please consult the instructor's supply list to confirm and/or obtain the items necessary for the workshop.

Special Notes
Workshop participants will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts has removed the mask mandate for students, staff, faculty, models, and visitors inside of our buildings.

The health and safety of our guests are of the utmost importance. We are regularly monitoring the guidelines of the CDC and will adjust our policies accordingly.

Please review our terms and conditions prior to enrollment.

Students between 14-18 years old must review and accept our Youth Programming Policies and Procedures. In addition, a Participant Conduct Agreement and Medical Form are required, which may be completed and submitted online.

Additional information

Course Options

Workshops 1 & 2, Workshop 1, Workshop 2

12 openings