Paul Leveille

Sun, June 23 to Sat, June 29 2019
Expressive Portraits with Paul Leveille
Medium: Watercolor/Oil/Pastel
Level: All Levels
Location: Studio
Status: Open For Enrollment
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During this five-day workshop, Paul will begin by meeting with the class to explain the upcoming week’s format and answer any questions that participants may have. Paul will place emphasis on the fact that while participants will work hard through the week, it should also be both exhilarating and fun!

Paul will conduct three demonstrations using a live model during the first three afternoons of the week (oil, pastel, and watercolor). These demonstrations last about 2 ½ to 3 hours each. Concentrating on the big light and dark shapes, rather than line, Paul reveals a step-by-step approach to achieving a dynamic portrait.

At all other times, students will be drawing or painting from models. During these times, Paul will work individually with students at their easels. Work from the model in the medium you choose, as Paul offers individual guidance and instruction at your easel. Paul stresses many starts rather than finished portraits, so you can develop the skills of seeing values, design, and color. You can then build on these concepts using your own techniques.

About Paul Leveille

Paul is author of Drawing Expressive Portraits, Painting Expressive Portraits in Oil, and Painting Expressive Portraits in Pastel. He teaches workshops and classes in portrait painting nationwide and is one of New England’s top portrait artists.

From his studio located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Holyoke Massachusetts, Paul paints the portraits of distinguished clients, both nationally and internationally.

Paul is a graduate of Vesper George School of Art in Boston, MA.  He is a member of many national art associations including Academic Artist Association, Oil Painters of America, Pastel Society of America and Portrait Society of America, to name a few.

In addition to his portrait commissions, Paul teaches workshops around the country and in his studio in Holyoke Massachusetts.  He has produced three videos/DVD’s entitled

Oil Portrait Demonstration, Pastel Portrait Demonstration and Watercolor Portrait Demonstration, and is the author of three books…Drawing Expressive Portrait Painting Expressive Portraits in Oil and Painting Expressive Pastel Portraits.

Paul has also been featured in American Artist Magazine, International Artist Magazine, Pastel Artist International and American Artist Watercolor Magazine.  Most recently he has an article published in The Pencil Box also published by North Light Books.

Learn more about Paul on his website;

Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $680.00 + $80 model fee

Full 5-Day Package*: $1,744.00-$1,912.00 + Service Charge & Tax

*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or find a buddy and split a room (double occupancy).

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