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Ellen Cooper, portrait painter and signature member of the Portrait Society of America, offers workshops for professional and emerging artists who want to develop or advance their painting and drawing skills. Workshops are focused on working from the live model and include group and one-on-one instruction, demos, and discussion. Classes are limited in size creating a more intimate learning environment and allowing for personal interaction and attention to each student.

Inquiries about current and future workshops may be directed to

Such a wonderful workshop! I learned so much and loved every single minute of it - I really am very grateful and appreciative that you are willing to teach and share your knowledge - It was a gift to be there and your teaching style and the structure and organization of the class were perfect. What a great group as well. I missed everyone as soon as I started my drive home. The setting and area around Aston were beautiful. – T. E.

I just wanted to thank you for teaching such a wonderful workshop last week! I have always struggled with value and skin tones and I believe you helped to “turn a light on” for me. We are all fortunate that you decided to share your passion and knowledge with us… – L. B.

I’m really glad to have been able to align myself with you in this workshop. You have a natural ability to relay and integrate material for everyone at every level, to take in and respond to. So refreshing! My appreciation!

– Anonymous

You are a tremendous teacher - I learned so many things in the short time we had. – L. J.

It was entirely wonderful--especially your demos and insightful criticism. You can be sure that the others and I tried to listen to what you said to the group as well, but it was difficult to hear as we concentrated on the shapes within the model's face(s) and the color of everything. The models were a special treat. Many of us are grateful to work from far less picturesque and professional models in the communities where we live, but these models were superb. You were superb. I recognize how much you gave us and how beautifully organized it all was. – C. T.

Can't thank you enough for all that you shared with us about portrait painting. It was such a fun and exhausting experience - I'm not sure I'd have the energy to paint all day 5 days a week, but will do my best to practice what I have learned from you. – R.S.

Thank you for the best week of my life. I learned so much and want to paint even more now. – G. M.

  • 2020 Color in Skin Tones
    2020 Color in Skin Tones
    Fri, Mar 06
    Wayne Art Center
    Mar 06, 2020, 9:30 AM – Mar 27, 2020, 12:30 PM
    Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave, Wayne, PA 19087, USA
    Workshop will be conducted at the Wayne Art Center on four consecutive Fridays in March 2020.
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