We at The Academy believe that the skills needed to be a realist artist are built on a foundation of concentrated studio practice, working from live models.  While our classes are open to everyone, we also aim to meet the needs of artists looking for serious instruction and studio practice in a supportive and inspiring environment.  Over the years, we have developed a community of artists that helps to nurture a stimulating studio experience, where in a sense everyone is a student and teacher at the same time.  This cross pollination is a part of what makes our studio unique, and we hope that by offering a variety of approaches and methods, we are helping to raise the level of oil painting and drawing education in our region.
Portrait Painting


Using a tried and true palette system of color mixing and paint application, this class, taught by Shervin Iranshahr and Pat Lee, takes students through the start-to-finish basics of portraiture.  Each week students will focus on a different part of the overall painting process to give them the skills and confidence to solve commonly-faced problems.  This class will run alongside our Advanced Portrait Painting class.

Click here to see Shervin’s Youtube Painting Video

Click here for Materials List

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We at The Academy believe that the skills needed to be a realist artist are built on a foundation of concentrated studio practice, working from live models.  While our classes are open to everyone, we also aim to meet the needs of artists looking for serious instruction and studio practice in a supportive and inspiring environment.  Over the years, we have developed a community of artists that helps to nurture a stimulating studio experience, where in a sense everyone is a student and teacher at the same time.  This cross pollination is a part of what makes our studio unique, and we hope that by offering a variety of approaches and methods, we are helping to raise the level of oil painting and drawing education in our region.
THE ACADEMY 
                        OF THE SOUTH SIDE
 

academyofthesouthside@gmail.com                412.498.2446               Studio located at Artisan Tattoo Gallery, 5001 Penn Ave 15224 (Garfield)