Tina Garrett

Wed, June 25 to Sun, June 29 2025

Starting Methods in Portraiture with Tina Garrett

Medium: Oil

Level: All Levels

Location: Studio

Status: Open For Enrollment

Instructor's Website: https://tinagarrett.com/

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ARC Living Master, Tina Garrett shares with her students the practical methods she uses in her award-winning portraiture to help artists make the best paintings they’ve ever made. This workshop is perfect for anyone struggling with portrait painting. Students will learn to see and simplify values, create form, and understand edges and chroma to control your composition and create dramatic portraiture using Tina’s practical and easy to use strategies.

This is a from-photos workshop and Tina will still teach you how to pose, light and photograph a model using your smartphone and how to edit your photos with and without Photoshop. Tina will teach you how to organize your palette to mix realistic colors, values, and temperatures for different skin types and two easy strategies to achieve an accurate likeness in your portraiture.

If your portraits look cartoonish or dead, you need this workshop. Tina will demonstrate three oil painting starting methods including open grisaille, accurate color wash and Tina’s favorite, selective start to help students discover the process that will help them achieve their best work. All levels welcome! Paint from your photos or Tina’s!

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About Tina Garrett

Tina Garrett is one of the most well recognized women artists in Contemporary Western Art. Her works center on emotion and mood, and they often contain dramatic light or atmospheric effects. Her works tend to carry with them an undefinable reverberation, haunting and laced with mystery. Tina has earned recognition as an Art Renewal Center Living Master, (ARCLM) and holds a Master Artist designation from the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society and a Signature designation from the  Portrait Society of America as well as a long-time mentor for the PSoA Cecilia Beaux Forum Mentoring Program and Annual Art of The Portrait Conference Faculty and Oil Painters of America National Conference Faculty. Tina offers mentorship and over a dozen workshops around the world annually.

Born in 1974 in San Diego, California, USA, her military family moved to the Kansas City area in 1988. Since beginner her art journey in 2012 she has been awarded three ARC Salon Purchase Awards; Women Artists of the West National Exhibition (Best of Show) and First Prize Awards; Oil Painters of America Online Showcase 1st Prize and 3rd Prizes; Portrait Society of America Select 50 and 7th Honorable Mention; National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society Awards of Excellence, 2nd Prize, People’s Choice and Most Innovative Awards; and the International Artist Magazine People and Figures Grand Prize Winner and nearly 100 other honors and awards.

Tina’s works have participated in shows around the world including the ARC Salon Exhibition at Sotheby’s NY, and the European Museum of Modern Art, (MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain, and the Salmagundi Club, New York City and Mod Portrait at the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM); Oil Painters of America National Exhibition; Portrait Society of America Members Only Exhibition; American Women Artists “Making Their Mark” at the Booth Museum of Western Art; Women Artists of the West National at the Museum of Western Art; the American Miniatures Show at Settlers West Galleries in Tucson, AZ; Urban Aspect Exhibition at Principle Gallery; and the Go Wild! Exhibition at Gormley’s Galleries in Belfast and Dublin, Ireland.

Tina’s works are in the permanent collections of the Art Renewal Center and the Museum of Western Art and she has created a growing family of private collectors and commissioned clients world wide. To Tina, “There is no greater gift I can receive than another falling in love with my work so deeply that they must own it, bring my work into their home and make it a part of their daily lives. I truly do put so much of myself into each and every work, so loving it, giving it a home, that is the highest compliment.”


Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $1,100.00

Full 3-Day Package*: $2,245.23-$2,387.79

*3-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 3 full class days, 4 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 bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information about your options to enroll here.