• Registration Open – Limited to 12
  • Instructor:  Kara Bullock
  • Dates:  September 6-7
  • Materials:  Listed below
  • Cost – $299

Out of stock



Are you tired of searching Pinterest for inspiration for your artwork?  Would you like to learn how to create interesting portraits from your own photographs?

Join Kara in this two-day workshop where you will discover how to take your ordinary photographs taken with your phone into powerful, bold portraits.  Kara has been painting portraits for the past five years, but when she began taking her own photographs, she truly understood how she could be in charge of every piece of her painting, from the very beginning.  She is excited to share this process with you!


In this workshop the following concepts will be covered:


  • Setting the stage for taking your own photograph.
  • Deciding what pictures to take.
  • Using the app Enlight to manipulate your photographs.
  • Using shape and line to guide your portraits.
  • Choosing colors for wash and underpainting.
  • Using an underpainting as a map to guide your portrait.
  • Mixing paints to match colors in photos.
  • Layering fluid paints to create the layered effects in Kara's portraits.
  • Adding details for drama



Workshop Schedule:


Friday, Day 1:

  • 9:00 – 4:00 - Workshop  
    • We will begin by working with our photo references.  Students should come prepared with one or two images that he/she would like to work on. 
    • Once photos have been manipulated and edited, Kara will demo her process, step-by-step, to help students follow along.
    • Time will be spent looking at shape, and mixing color.
    • Students will begin the under painting of their portrait.
    • Kara will circulate through the group guiding as needed with composition, proportion, color, etc.


  Saturday, Day 2:

  • 9:00 – 4 - Workshop
    • The second day will be devoted to adding color to portraits.  Kara Will begin the morning by demonstrating how she layers her paints to create depth and interest in her pieces.  The afternoon will be devoted to students adding color to their portraits
    • Kara will circulate through the group guiding as needed with composition, proportion, color, etc.



What supplies/materials you will need for this class:

  • iPhone or iPad - if you don't have one but want to take the class, Kara can share
  • Enlight app - only available for Apple products
  • Canvas - 16x20 or larger
  • Variety of brushes - I only use bright brushes sizes 2, 8, 12, 16, and 20
  • Clear Gesso
  • Fluid Acrylics

You are welcome to use acrylics or oils.  If you would like to learn to paint in my style, these are the supplies I will use.  Exact colors and supplies are listed below in Important Information.

**Space is limited to 12 students so Kara can give extra one-on-one time to each individual.

***Materials kit is available for $50 - will include one canvas, paintbrushes and paints

Registration is Open!  Limited to 12 Students!

September 6-7, 2019

Important Information:


Supplies will be listed HERE and emailed one month prior to class.

Studio Location:

Kara Bullock Art Studio
145 W. Main St. Suite 110
Tustin, CA 92780

*FREE PARKING - located at studio


Airport Information and Other Hotel Accommodations Nearby:


Workshop Policies: Due to limited class size, payment is non-refundable, but may transferable, keep reading. If you purchase a workshop and are unable to attend, AND if there is a wait list for the course, we will put you in contact with the first person on the wait list for the workshop. If that person agrees, he/she can pay you for your spot in the course. Once that transaction is completed, we will substitute that person for your spot in the course. If you are unable to attend the workshop, and the workshop has not sold out with a wait list, we will not be able to refund your purchase.  


Cancellations: If the event does not reach the minimum number of participants, workshop may be cancelled. In the very rare event of an emergency or unavoidable natural disaster or act of God, the class may be cancelled. If this is to happen, all purchased workshops will be reimbursed to students in full.  


Contact Questions?  Email us at  We will respond within 24 hours.


There are no reviews yet.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.