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Portrait Painting with Tyler Berry


Instructor: Tyler Berry
Dates: June 26-30, 2023
Times: 9-4 pm (lunch 12-1 pm). Participants are asked to bring their own bagged lunch.
Levels/Ages: This workshop is open to all levels, ages 15+.
Workshop Location:
Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Directions and Parking: Registered students will receive detailed information in advance of the Workshop start date.

Expression, pathos, and beauty are qualities that connect us to the works of the Old Masters. In this five-day workshop, artists will learn the fundamentals and nuances of painting an expressive and graceful portrait. With an emphasis on structure and anatomy, the instructor will help students understand likeness through the careful observation of proportion, skeletal landmarks, and abstract shape design. Artists will also learn how to add a sculptural quality to their portraits through in-depth analyses of light sources.

There will be two model poses over the 5-day workshop. The process begins with the block-in stage, which aims to capture the likeness and character through accurate proportion, shape design, and structural anatomy. After the block-in is complete, students will move into modeling form. Comparative measurement, materials, expression, and color will also be discussed. 

Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to join.


Please consult the Materials List to confirm and/or obtain the items you will need for the workshop. Workshop participants receive 10% off materials and supplies at de Gerenday's Fine Art Materials and Curiosities.

Artist Bio

Tyler Berry was born and raised in Middlefield, Connecticut. In 2016, he received a BFA from Hartford Art School; he subsequently worked as an animator in Greece and Poland on the feature film Loving Vincent. During this experience, Berry frequented art museums across Europe, studying the work of the Old Masters and antique sculpture. Inspired by these examples, Berry has himself focused on portraiture and figuration, pursuing the ideals of fidelity to nature and classical beauty. Berry is the recipient of numerous awards and has participated in many group shows in New England, New York, and Europe. He currently lives and works in New York City and teaches drawing at Grand Central Atelier.
Instagram @tylerberryart

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