Central Okanagan FCA

Details for "Portraits in Oil and Acrylic with Jessica Hedrick"

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Portraits in Oil and Acrylic

A Two Day Workshop

Instructor: Jessica Hedrick

Date: October 5th & 6th, 2019

Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm 


LocationCentral Okanagan Sailing Club at 4220 Hobson Rd, Kelowna BC


Cost: $275 (includes modeling fee)


Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your registration more than 30 days prior to the starting date of the workshop, a full refund of your workshop fee will be made.  If you cancel your registration within 30 days of the starting date of the workshop, no refund will be made unless we are able to fill your seat from the waitlist. 

This workshop is currently open to members of the COC chapter only. To learn more about joining our chapter, please click here. The workshop will be open to non-members in September.

Jessica will provide an in-depth lesson of the facial planes and features. Special focus will be given to facial features and troublesome spots. Attention will be given on how to make your painting great. Light, shadow, color choices, personality, and using temperature to exaggerate the form. A few quick studies will be painted applying the concept learned. Next, moving onto adding color in your portraits. The second day will be painting from the live model applying everything that was learned the previous day and tackling issues that arise while painting live. 

Student may bring photos, plus a general photo will be provided.

Day 1:

  • Demo: Loomis method and cannons and using push/pull methods and applying it to a portrait. Students to work on the layout of the face
  • Demo of feature: eyes. Students to work on the layout of the eyes
  • Demo on feature: nose. Students to work on the portrait
  • Demo of feature: lips
  • Demo: edges, focal point and hair

Day 2:

  • Demo on colour and using a simplified ‘rainbow’ to further exaggerate the form
  • Putting to practice what was learned in the previous day lessons while painting live from the model.

Click here for a video of the portrait Jessica painted for our chapter on March 4, 2019 (about 30 minutes of video - portrait painted in 1 hour)

 About Jessica Hedrick

Working in oil paints from early childhood, Jessica Hedrick has a comfort and love for the medium. She paints a variety of subjects but focuses on landscapes and portraiture.

She was encouraged early on by her father Ron Hedrick, a notable Canadian Painter. She studied art at the University College of the Fraser Valley under Bruce Paschak who taught her to enjoy the creative process and to expand her concepts of art. Since then she has taken studied with various well known Canadian and American painters.

Jessica owned and operated Rendez-Vous Art Gallery in Vancouver, BC until 2013. She couldn’t stay away from the art business for too long, though, she later worked with Stew Turcotte at the Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna, BC.

In 2015 Jessica started a project called “The Face of Kelowna” which she was painted a portrait a day for a year. All the funds raised from the project went directly to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Jessica has gallery representation across Canada and the USA.

Jessica paints in her Kelowna Art studio and enjoys instructing students.

For more information, please visit Jessica’s website.



Course Cost & Status

Spots Available:
11 of 12 spots available
Registration Open Since:
2019-07-10 00:00:00
Registration Closes:
2019-10-04 23:59:00

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