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Painting Children Portraits

Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing

Saturday, 14 January 2017 at 9:30 AM - Sunday, 15 January 2017 at 4:00 PM (MST)

Painting Children Portraits

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Weekend Workshop:

  • January 14, 9:30am-4pm
  • January 15, 9:30am-4pm


Fun and funky children portraits in acrylics and acrylic mediums, collage! Now this is refreshing!

You will learn to capture the subtlety in the facial and physical anatomy of children - it’s slightly different from ours. A little bit of colour theory will help you mix clean skin tones and you will be surprised how easy it is to have a great time while painting the little people you care about!

Artist Bio

Lori Lukasewich is a professional fine artist and art instructor. She has been painting and exhibiting her work on a regular basis, in both commercial and public galleries consistently since 1984. She has a wide and varied background in many aspects of the applied arts from palaeontological restoration and movie and film properties to jewelry design and production.

Her first childrenʼs book, The Night Fire, which she both wrote and illustrated was published in 2001 by Stoddart Kids and was a recommended choice of the Canadian Childrenʼs Book Council. She has since illustrated 2 other childrenʼs books. Her painting Shimmering: Green & Violet was a finalist in the The Artist’s Magazines Annual Art Competiton 2007 - Still Life category. Her work has been featured in Avenue Magazine. In Calgary her work is represented by Axis Contemporary Art.

Loriʼs priority as an instructor is to create the most exciting and beneficial situation for art learning for both her students and herself. Her teaching practice focuses primarily on the fundamentals of art making with serious encouragement and development for the authentic vision and voice of the individual artist.


Artist Grade Acrylic

  • Cadmium Lemon Yellow or Hansa Yellow Light
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Quinacridone Red or Rose
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Pthalo Blue
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Titanium White - large tube

Suggested Brushes

Small detail brush, 1/4”, 1/2”, and 1” wide flats or filberts, in a mix of synthetics (white taklon) and hogs hair.

You’ll also need a small pointed metal palette knife for mixing and a longer offset painting knife for painting.


Recommend panels or illustration board instead of canvases.

Collage materials: tissue paper, magazines, wrapping paper.


  • Strip palette or wet palette (for acrylics)
  • Matte Medium liquid (for acrylics)
  • Clear Acrylic Gesso
  • clear coat acrylic spray
  • pastels, charcoal

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Have questions about Painting Children Portraits? Contact Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing

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Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing
7160 Fisher St SE
Calgary, AB T2H 0W5

Saturday, 14 January 2017 at 9:30 AM - Sunday, 15 January 2017 at 4:00 PM (MST)

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Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing

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Located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing is Alberta's largest, privately owned art facility. With over 10,000 products, having a working knowledge of these items is very important. It has been our practice to hire working artists in the store thus giving our customers leading advice on what materials to use and how best to use them.


All of the instructors at Swinton's are gallery showing artists. Whether you make art as a hobby or are wanting to become a professional artist, our teachers can lead you in the right direction. From the technical side of painting to achieving pure creativity, they will be there to guide you.

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