Marvin Mattelson lays down his palette and uses his words

Fall Continuing Education Classes in New York City

September 12, 2012
Dustin by Student Lori Hollander

Realistic Portrait And Figure Painting At The School Of Visual Arts

Once again the fall semester is upon us. I teach two classes at the School of Visual Arts in New York City each fall and spring. A large number of my students keep coming back. It’s a diabolical plot to entice them to return semester after semester, by making sure they experience incredible progress in their artistic development. Then they’ll continue to register again and again and again. (Sinister laugh!)

All kidding aside, my teaching is effective because I don’t merely teach tricks, techniques and/or dispense rules. My goal is to transform the way my students think about painting, through a contextual approach.

A number of my students teach at the school. One such faculty member is Lori Hollander, who teaches jewelry making. She is a recent addition who has really flourished utilizing my methodology and thought processes. She started the above portrait–which she emailed to me yesterday–this past spring semester. At the end of the semester Lori took some reference photos of our model, Dustin, because she wanted to take her portrait to a higher level of refinement. I was so excited when I saw the completed painting. I’m posting a detail to give you get a sense of the intensity she achieved. It’s just brimming with life. I’m so proud of the great progress that Lori has made.

Marvin Mattelson is now conducting his classes and workshops online in Full HD 1080p through his Fine Art Portrait Academy. For further information, or to register for an upcoming offering, please follow this link to his teaching page.

Until next time…

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Vicki Ross says

September 13, 2012

If I lived close, you could count me in as a student! I know how proud you must be of your students! I’ve studied all your posts, and have mixed your portrait colors. Am using them every chance I get! Thanks for sharing…xxoo, Vicki

Marvin Mattelson says

September 13, 2012

Vicki, you need to move to NY!

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