• Registration Open – Limited to 12
  • Artist:  Mara Light
  • Dates:  January 19-21, 2024
  • Read Studio Policies HERE
  • Materials:  Listed in Description 1 Month Before Workshop
  • Cost – $549
  • No discounts or coupons may be used for workshops

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I am pleased to announce that Mara Light will be coming to teach in January 2024!  Join Mara in the super quaint town of Tustin, CA.  You will love the unique studio and surroundings! This workshop will focus on creating expressive portraits in oil paints.


**Exact supplies will be posted one month prior to workshop.

Workshop Schedule

  • 9:45 - Doors open
  • 10:00 – 1:00 - Demo
  • Mara will share with the students how she works from reference photos.  She will walk through her process of design and paint, and share with the students how to create a piece from a reference photo.  Students will experience her thought process each day as she continues to add to her painting, working through issues, adding and taking away from the design, and more.
  • 1:00 - 2:00 - Lunch
  • 2:00 - 5:00 - Student work time.  Mara will offer support to students throughout this time.  A smaller class size means more one-on-one per student.
  • 5:00 - Class ends

Registration is Open!  Limited to 12 Students!

January 19-21, 2024

*Please read studio policies prior to registration



I was born in 1970 in New York. My artistic journey began early in life within the home. Creativity was always encouraged by my parents as they were artists themselves. I was often drawing and being creative in some form or another. I am grateful art was a respectable endeavor in my home life and family. In my high school years, I started to understand the extraordinary power art would have on my life. Art was a way to escape into my own world, a place where beauty and deep emotions had a voice. After high school, I completed my BFA in 1993 at the Art Center College of Design in California. The central theme of my paintings is the expression of the figure with a focus on the female form using light to reveal the mood or expression I would like to convey. I am constantly evolving and dedicated to creating paintings that remain fresh and speak to the viewer on many levels. My work is shown in galleries, charity events, and has been commissioned by dozens of private and public collectors. Most days I can be found painting in my studio and loving the struggle of life as an artist!

Important Information

Supply List:

Will be listed one month prior to workshop

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-refundableYou are able to transfer this workshop to another person or if there is a waitlist we will connect you with the next person on the list. 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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