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Registration is Now Open for My New Online Art Class

Registration is now open for my New Online Class!


Do you love the look of old masters' paintings? Do you want to work on your portrait painting skills? Have you always wanted to try oils?  Practice doesn't make perfect, but it does make progress! Learn to paint portraits with me using both oils and acrylic paints! If you aren't ready to try oils, we will be doing a portrait in acrylics as well, plus many of the oil painting techniques can be used in acrylic painting.

 have been painting for about 25 years. During some of those years, I ran a mural painting business where I was often asked to recreate old master paintings on the walls and ceilings of  both residential and commercial spaces.  i.e. Michelangelo, Turner, Monet, etc. During this 5 week online course, I will show you tips and tricks I have learned along the way to get the look of old time paintings, but in a smaller scale than a mural! Learn old master techniques to create oil portraits and apply these learnings to the acrylic painting process in this 5 week online course.


"Practice Makes Progress"

 - Unknown

  • Week One: Why oils?, Beginning in Oils, Backgrounds, Reference Materials, Outlines, Grisaille Underpainting
  • Week Two:  Mixing Flesh Tones in Oils, Glazing and Painting in Layers, Costumes, Details & Finishing
  • Week Three: Why acrylics?, Outlines, Underpainting
  • Week Four:  Mixing Flesh Tones in Acrylics, Glazing and Painting in Layers, Details & Finishing
  • Week Five:  Bonus week on landscape painting in the old world style


Learn how to paint faces, backgrounds, mix colours, learn about light, shade and tonal values plus aging techniques using a variety of supplies to create traditional old world style paintings.

Each week, for 5 weeks, a new post will be published in a private password-protected site.  Video tutorials will be posted along with inspiration and tips. High speed internet is required in order to watch the videos. No materials will be mailed to you as this is an online workshop. An optional private Facebook group will be available as a forum and gallery to display your work. Connect on Instagram with hashtag: #practicemakesprogressart

Class begins Monday, May 19th, 2014.

Price = $49.00. (Register before Monday, May 5th, 2014 — for a special early bird price of $39.00!)

To register, please click button below:

You will be emailed a confirmation within 24 hours. Closer to our start date of May 19th, you will be emailed an invitation with link and  password to enter the site.  (Please indicate in the comment box through PayPal if you would like your invite to be sent to a different email address other than your PayPal address.) PayPal invoice will be from "scrapscene." Class fees are non-refundable. Class begins May 19, 2014.

About the Instructor:

Me Hi, I'm Angie Redhead and I believe everyone can make beautiful art. I am excited to share tips, tricks and inspiration with you! I've had formal art training at both the university and college level, plus privately as well.  I am also a former mural painter and I began teaching art classes in person several years ago.  I am excited by the possibilities with teaching online! Please click here to read more of my bio.



Supply List



Supplies and tools list below.  Please note that you can wait until the video instruction to see if you would like to try the supplies.  You don't have to get everything listed.


Oil paints: a selection of colours such as burnt umber, raw umber, yellow ochre, titanium white, burnt sienna, paynes gray, lamp black, etc.

Acrylic paints: same as above

Paint thinner/mineral spirits

Linseed Oil

Alkyd Medium (optional)

Acrylic extender/retarder

Pencil / charcoal


Brushes (a separate set for oils from acrylics)

Wet wipes

Canvas boards


Paper towels

Water cup

2 glass containers (for mineral spirits and linseed oil)

Easel (optional)


Q & A

 How long will the class content be available?

The class content will be up and available at least until Jul 1st, 2015.

Can I share the content with a friend?

Please do not share the content of this class.  This is a password protected site and I have worked really hard to create all the content for only the paid subscribers.

Do I need high speed internet to watch the videos?

Yes, you will need to have high speed internet in order to watch the videos.

Please email me for any other questions:  [email protected]

Online Art Class Coming Soon!

I have been working hard on making an online class on painting portraits – in both oils and acrylic.  After a series of starts and stops, I finally have my topic sorted out and taping is in progress! More info to come!




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Here are a few photos of my WIP pieces from the first week of this online class.




These patterns were made using watercolours.

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