• Registration Open – Limited to 10
  • Instructor:  Kara Bullock
  • Dates:  April 12-13
  • Materials:  Listed below
  • Cost – $299
  • Payment Plan Available Upon Request

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:


Thursday, 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 working on portraits.
    • Kara will circulate through the group guiding as needed with composition, proportion, color, etc.


  Friday, Day 2:

  • 9:00 – 4 - Workshop
    • The second day will be devoted to continuing on with 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 10 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 10 Students!

April 12-13, 2019

Payment Plan Available Upon Request

Important Information

Supply List:


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:

    • You will fly into John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California
    • Hotels within ten minutes include:
    • Embassy Suites has a shuttle service that runs from 5am to 11pm.  Embassy Suites and Country Inn both offer complimentary breakfast.  Transportation is not included at Double Tree or Country Inn, but Uber and/or Lyft are affordable and used regularly.


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.  


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