Portrait Sketches in Oils
Portrait Sketches in Oils
Portrait Sketches in Oils
Portrait Sketches in Oils
Portrait Sketches in Oils
Portrait Sketches in Oils

Portrait Sketches in Oils

OCTOBER 28 & 29

Regular price $145.00

Course Fee: $145
Materials: Student-provided (see Supply Info below)

TIME: 10:0AM – 1:00PM PDT
LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 18+), Youth (ages 15-17) 
LOCATION: Building 306, Fort Worden, Port Townsend. (COVID protocol will be observed, read our policies here)

Tracy Grisman guides you in the process of gestural portraiture with oil paints. Demonstrations include material handling, “blocking in” the head and shoulders and how to complete your portrait sketch using color to create form. Other techniques and skills covered include achieving a likeness, color choices, and instruction on basic anatomical landmarks of the head and shoulders.


  • Northwind Art School is equipped with most common supplies for you to use including brushes, water containers, paper towels, pencils, palettes, scrap paper etc.
  • If you have favorite surface you like to paint on, or a favorite brush or color, bring it with you.

After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal. Learn more

Tracy Grisman learned to paint with oils at Philadelphia College of Art in 1976 having earned a Saturday school scholarship for young painters. Then while earning her B.S.N., Tracy learned more about the medium from Gary Moeller at Rogers State College (1986). Since then she has studied with Craig Nelson, Camille Przewodek, Max Ginsburg and others and earned her MFA IA from Goddard College.

See more: Northwind Art exhibits and courses by Tracy
Artist website: Tracy Grisman

This courses is eligible for a 10% member discount at the Supporter level and beyond. 
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Quimper Mercantile and Don's Pharmacy offer Northwind Art School students a 10% discount on art supplies.

If you cannot attend a course for any reason, we can offer you a refund as follows:

  • If you cancel more than 2 weeks before the course start date, you will receive a full refund.
  • If you cancel less than 2 weeks before course start date, you will receive a 50% refund.
  • If you cancel one week or less before the course start date, there will be no refund.

All refunds will be applied to the same credit card that was used for enrollment. Please contact registrar@northwindart.org for more information.

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