9 seats available

Portrait Painting

Artist-instructor: Manita Kaewsomnuk

Format: In-Person
Location: Rungestraße 20, 10179 Mitte
(S-Bahn Jannowitzbrücke/ U-8 Heinrich Heine Strasse)

July 20 – 21, 2024
– Saturday & Sunday
– 11:00 – 14:00

Cost: 120€ (inc. VAT)       

Materials: Supplies will be provided. If you have your own brushes we encourage you to bring them! A reference image will be provided by the artist.

What to Expect:

The genre of portraiture is as timeless as painting itself. The portrayal of the human face creates a deep psychological connection between the artist, the painting and the viewer. This intensity will be explored through acrylic paint with painter Manita Kaewsomnuk.

Over the course of a weekend, create a portrait with acrylic paint. Manita will provide a reference image to work with during the workshop. Throughout the workshop there will be live-demos, showing how to render specific details and effects such as eyes, nose, lips, and hair texture. Learn how to mix various skin tones convincingly and achieve likeness to your subject.

Day 1:

  • Understanding basic human facial anatomy
  • Learning how to draw facial structure and features
  • Understanding anatomy of light-shadow, in order to create dimensional forms
Day 2: 
  • Learning how to paint with acrylic color
  • Learning and practicing to create palate for human skin
  • Bring home a finished portrait painting

About Your Instructor:

Manita Kaewsomnuk is a Thai visual artist currently based in Berlin. Having been born and raised in a family of artist, drawing and painting naturally became her main passion. She earned her M.A. from Thammasart University, Bangkok and her B.A. from Silpakorn University, Thailand, with a degree in Visual Communication Design. In her practice she focuses on the female figure as a primary subject in order to reflect various aspects of the human experience. The human body is key to her investigation of humanity, while cultural contexts provide another important source of motivation. She also incorporates symbolic objects in her work. Painting and drawing are generally her preferred mediums, also she is increasingly experimenting with diverse methods, such as sculpture, paper collage, printmaking and photography.

Manita’s artwork has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Thailand and Germany  since 2018.