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Portrait Painting (Acrylic/Oil) - with Chantel Barber (Workshop + Demo)

Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing

Friday, 20 October 2017 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, 22 October 2017 at 4:00 PM (MDT)

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3-day Comprehensive Workshop

  • October 20, 21, 22, 2017
  • Time: 10am-4pm
  • Demo: Friday October 20, 6-8pm

$595 includes model fees and Friday night demo

This comprehensive three-day workshop is designed to share tips and techniques learned from over twenty-five years of painting portraits.

Chantel’s gentle teaching style will enrich the painting skills of beginners and advanced artists alike as she demonstrates painting the portrait from reference photos, without losing the energy and vitality of working from life.

Chantel will also demonstrate painting the portrait from a model and share valuable insight into the differences between working from life versus photos.

Students will learn: essential acrylic materials and how to use them; What photographs make the best references for portrait painting; Editing (what you leave out is just as important as what you keep in); Colour mixing tips; Techniques for working from a model. Students will also learn the importance of edges when working in acrylic.

Students are encouraged to bring their own photographs for the reference photo portion of the workshop (Chantel will have some on hand if needed).

Art Instructor Bio - Chantel Barber

Chantel’s passion for art began flourishing at age 12 when she was mentored under local San Diego artists. She continued to study art, largely self-taught, while living in Newport, Rhode Island and Keflavik, Iceland. While enrolled in a college art course, a fellow student introduced her to acrylic paints, and she soon found it to be a medium dominated by abstract art. But her first love was portraiture for which she found little advice. As she dreamed of perfecting her skills as an acrylic portrait artist, Chantel continued to learn from professional oil painters and translated their teachings into acrylic techniques. All the while, she remained active in local art communities.

In 2006, Chantel opened her own art business called Chantel's Originals near Memphis Tennessee. Chantel soon benefited from workshops and demonstrations with outstanding artists including Dawn Whitelaw and Michael Shane Neil. Chantel is currently the Tennessee State Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America, and is also a member of The Chestnut Group, and the American Impressionist Society. She is past President of Artists' Link in Memphis, Tennessee.

Chantel has been featured in solo art shows and has participated in numerous group shows at premiere Memphis venues including the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Her paintings are in private and public collections throughout the United States and overseas. Her work has been published in the Acrylic Artist and American Art Collector magazines. She currently teaches online and regional workshops on acrylic techniques throughout the year. Chantel resides in Bartlett, Tennessee.

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

Friday, 20 October 2017 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, 22 October 2017 at 4:00 PM (MDT)

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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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