Portrait Painting

    EX 1111 is offered this winter:

This course is con­cerned with the com­po­si­tion­al real­iza­tion of the por­trait. While paint­ing from a mod­el, you will become famil­iar with the art and his­tor­i­cal approach­es toward cre­at­ing a suc­cess­ful por­trait. Cap­tur­ing like­ness and expres­sion will be empha­sized. Become famil­iar with the bone and mus­cle struc­ture of the human head as well as with the West­ern Euro­pean tech­nique of build­ing flesh tones through lay­ers. Com­ple­tion of EXART 3010 is strong­ly recommended.


Jan 10, 2023Feb 21, 2023


6:30 pm – 9:30 pm MT






In-per­son (face-to-face) learning, downtown Edmonton

In-person courses are taken entirely in-class. for­mat details

Classes take place on the second floor of Enterprise Square, 10230–Jasper Avenue, downtown Edmonton.

Your Instructor

Izabella OrzelskiID: izabella-orzelski

Frequently invited as a guest speaker to international conferences, Izabella Orzelski has received numerous awards and grants, including a Winspear Fund Grant and a Dahesh Museum Award in New York. Among her commissioned works are the life-size portraits of Dr. Harriet Winspear and the late Honourable Lois E. Hole, former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. Izabella holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Alberta.

Class info
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

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New course schedules are released each June and November.

EX 1111 is offered this winter: