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CPT 117-F22 | Painting and Drawing the Portrait from Observation, In-Person

CPT 117-F22 | Painting and Drawing the Portrait from Observation, In-Person

9/28-11/23 Wed, 1-4 pm ROOM: 402 Porteous Building

Maximum Enrollment: 12 LBS

Course Description


Nicole Antonette Mokeme by Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo

Learning how to paint a portrait can be intimidating. This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to paint portraits or sharpen their skills. During this class, you will study how to make a solid head with proportions, anatomy, lights & darks, and a lot of character discovery from a live model. Homework will be given every week.

Minimum requirement Portrait Drawing.

Open to oils, acrylics, and pastels.


Tuition: $300 + $50 Studio fee

9/28-11/23 Wednesdays 1-4 pm

CEUs: 2.7


Faculty: Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo was born in Paris, France and trained in NYC at the Art Students League in the 1970s with Robert Beverly Hale, Marshall Glassier, Joseph Hirsch and Norman Lewis. For more than 35 years her work has been exhibited in both Europe and the US. Adeline also conducts painting workshops in Provence, and Paris, France.


Suggested Materials: This materials list is ONLY a suggestion, you don’t need these exact materials, please bring what you are used to working with. If you have any questions regarding your materials please feel free to email Adeline: agoldminc-tronzo@meca.edu.


  • Titanium white
  • Cad yellow light
  • Indian Yellow Naples
  • Cad red
  • Quinacridone sienna
  • Raw umber
  • Magenta
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Cobalt blue
  • Oil medium or Walnut oil
  • Canola oil for cleaning brushes 2 small containers


  • Titanium white
  • Cad yellow med
  • Cad red
  • Quinacridone magenta
  • Cobalt blue
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Burnt sienna
  • Mars black
  • Acrylic medium
  • A small spray can


  • A palette and a palette knife
  • Canvas or canvas board (the size is up to you - ie: 16” X 20” -or 20” X 24” or 24" x 30", etc...)
  • Assorted set of brushes (small, medium and large ones)


  • Your set of Pastels
  • Good colored pastel paper or board (i.e. art spectrum, Uart or any sanded pastel paper or Canson Pastel sanded mi-teintes)
  • A razor blade
  • Blending tortillions
  • A soft brush
  • Masking tape
  • Alcohol and a brush
  • A drawing board





All students + faculty are required to:

provide proof of vaccination + booster immediately after registration by emailing an image of their vaccination card to cstudy@meca.edu.
wear a mask (acceptable masks: KN95, N95, KF94, or medical/surgical masks) on campus at all times.
We recommend home COVID testing before coming to class.

This course has reached maximum enrollment.

Wait lists are available by calling our office.

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