Atelier Portrait Program

Fine Art Courses for Continued Education in the Arts

The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art

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Study traditional portrait composition in atelier with instructor, Michele West. Learn the fundamental principles for sketching portrait, refining structure, emphasizing perspective pose, shading and capturing the subject. Increase your strength in portrait drawing ability and establish greater confidence in your pencil/ brushstrokes.

The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art Atelier Portrait Program offers these fine art courses to meet the desires of the driven and determined student. Portrait Classes are open to beginning portrait students, however, each class applicant is encouraged to submit examples of his/her work which shows steady progression in artistic growth and displays individual strength in one’s various fields artistry. The Atelier Portrait Program is offered in tiers, with Sketching Portrait being the first and prerequisite to the following courses (they are listed below.)

Student admission is determined on an individual basis. Any art student (ages youth-  adult) may submit application for this program. Enrollment for this program is posted seasonally and applications for enrollment may be submitted at any time. To apply for enrollment we welcome you to contact the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art where a Class Atelier Consultant will be delighted to speak with you- 334-480-2008. Course enrollment and applications are available at the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art.

Sketching Portrait: I

Advanced Portrait Study-Sketching: II

*Note: The Atelier Portrait Courses which follow require the Sketching Portrait as a prerequisite.

Drawing Portrait: I

Advanced Portrait Study-Drawing: II

Pastel Portrait: I

Advanced Portrait Study-Pastel: II

Painting Portrait: Acrylic I

Advanced Painting Portrait: Acrylic II

Painting Portrait: Oil I

Advanced Painting Portrait: Oil II

Independent Study Portrait: Drawing

Independent Study Portrait: Pastel

Independent Study Portrait: Paint

Now Accepting Enrollment Applications for Fall Courses

Beginning Monday September 12th, 2016

The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art

2750 Lee Rd 430 Smiths Station, AL    Tele: 334-480-2008     email: