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1-day Workshop: Copying a Painting By a Favorite Artist

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Creating a small study of a “master” painting (a favorite painting of a well-known artist) is a great learning exercise that can be done at any experience level – from beginner to advanced. For all of us, the exercise can teach a lot about all the various aspects of the painting process: composition, drawing, color, value and brushwork. It is also a lot of fun and I highly recommend it!

In this 1-day workshop, you will choose (prior to the class) a painting by one of your favorite famous painters. You’ll bring a digital image of the painting to class on an iPad and I’ll demonstrate how you’ll go about transferring the drawing/composition of the painting onto your canvas (with the help of the Jackson’s Art Grid app) and then proceeding to paint it from there.

I’ll do several demonstrations during the course of the day, followed by each of you working on the next stage of your paintings. I’ll work with you individually, in a hands-on, step-by-step fashion, guiding you from start to finish and focusing on all aspects of the process.

The result will be a small “study” copy of the master painting…along with all you’ve learned during the day about the elements that make up a good painting.

Painters are welcome to paint in either oil or acrylics. A materials list – including instructions about loading the app onto your iPad – will be sent to you upon registration.

The workshop will be held in my studio at Hunter Point Shipyard, San Francisco and is limited to 7 people.

Cost of workshop: $80. This amount is refundable in full up to 2 weeks prior to the workshop; after that the registration fee is non-refundable but can be transferable.

The fee for students who would like to sign up for a package of 4 workshops to be taken during the calendar year 2018 is $270 ($67.50 per workshop), to be paid in advance of the first one.

Please contact me through the Contact page on this site regarding Registration.


February 10
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Bruce Katz


Hunters Point Shipyard
Horn Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
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