3-Day Advanced Art Workshops at Redux

Portrait in a Limited Palette: 3 Day Portrait Workshop with Gregory Mortenson

October 15, 16 & 17 / 8am -5pm with an hour lunch break
Cost: $315 Members / $395 Non-Members

Redux Contemporary Art Center is proud to present a three day portrait workshop. Working from a live model, this three day workshop will offer students the chance to develop a single portrait painting in oil. In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of painting the portrait with an emphasis on accurate observation and the Munsell Color System. In color theory the Munsell color system is a color space that specifies colors based on three color dimensions: hue, value (lightness), and chroma (color purity).

Click here for an introduction to this color system. 

The same model and pose will be worked on all three days as students strive to capture the likeness of the model and the effect of light over form. Paint handling and color mixing will be discussed and individual critiques will be offered to help guide the students to meet individual goals.

 About Gregory Mortenson:

Gregory Mortenson (b. 1976) is a New York based artist. He received his BA from Southern Virginia University. After college, Gregory spent the next two years studying classical painting in an apprenticeship with Patrick Devonas and William Whitaker.

He then moved to New York City to study at the Grand Central Academy of Art under Jacob Collins and the Waterstreet Atelier tradition. After completing the four year curriculum, Gregory continued two more years of painting at Jacob Collin’s private studio.

Gregory currently works from his studio in New York and teaches at the Grand Central Academy of

3 Day Still Life Workshop with Carlo Russo
November 5, 6 & 7 / 8am -5pm with an hour lunch break
Cost: $315 Members / $395 Non-Members

Redux Contemporary Art Center is proud to present a three day still life workshop. Students will set up still life arrangements and discuss sight size drawing, techniques of composition and object selection. Students will participate in class demonstrations and individual practice. Students begin with pencil drawings of individual still life arrangements then transfer the drawing onto canvas. After completing a thin underpainting students will gradually move to thicker paint over the next few days until they have completed a finished painting. Students will provide their own supplies and are encouraged to bring their own simple still life items to incorporate into their still life. All artistic levels are welcome.

 About Carlo Russo

Carlo Russo (born 1976) is based in Philadelphia PA, where he maintains his studio and teaches oil painting. Known for his still life paintings, Russo also works in figurative and landscape genres. Russo is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (2004) and was a fellow at the Hudson River School for Landscape in 2008. His paintings appear in both public and private collections in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia and he has exhibited his paintings in galleries in Philadelphia, Georgia, New York, California, and New Mexico.

About Redux Contemporary Art Center:

Redux Contemporary Art Center is a Charleston, SC nonprofit organization committed to the fostering of creativity and the cultivation of contemporary art through diverse exhibitions, subsidized studio space for artists, expansive educational programming, and a multidisciplinary approach to the dialogue between artists and audience. Redux houses two galleries, 22 private artist studios, print shop, darkroom, woodshop, classroom, and film-screening area. Redux is committed to showing artwork by national and international artists, supporting local artists, and enriching the Charleston community by offering adult and youth education programs. As the only arts organization in Charleston providing these much needed opportunities, Redux maintains an ambitious schedule of exhibitions, educations, and studio programs to accomplish our goals.

136 St. Phillip Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Gallery P: 843.722.0697
Gallery Hours:
Tues - Thurs, 12pm - 8pm
Fri - Sat, 12pm - 5pm


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