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Share Your Artistic Voice Through Expressive Portraiture

Join Isabel Garmon as she delves into essential elements like color, light, and drawing, so you can create portraits that truly embody your unique creativity, regardless of your experience level.

Instructor: Isabel Garmon
Fine Art Painters
For Stage(s): Beginner, Aspiring, Emerging, Accomplished, Professional Master
Medium: Charcoal, Oil

Not sure what stage you are? Visit our How It Works page for details.

Starts on Saturday, November 11, 2023
Nov 11 | Nov 18 | Dec 2 | Dec 9
4 sessions, 2 hrs each, weekly (skips Nov 25)
10:00am – 12:00pm MST


Note: Price in $USD

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Course Description

Join artist Isabel Garmon for a transformative four-day workshop, “THE EXPRESSIVE PORTRAITURE.” In this immersive course, you’ll learn the art of infusing your own unique voice into your portraits, breaking free from external expectations.  

Isabel will guide you through her personal creative process, from conceptualizing scenes in sketches to crafting expressive oil paintings. You’ll experience a fluid journey of self-expression using a limited palette while delving into essential topics like color, light, creativity’s freedom, and the pivotal role of drawing in painting.  

Discover a process to not only enhance your artwork but also nurture your individuality as an artist. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned painter, this workshop empowers you to create portraits that resonate with your artistic essence.

Supply List
  • Drawing: Charcoal, white chalk, toned paper, eraser.
  • Painting: Canvas/Paper for oil of 50 x 60 cm approx.
    • Oil colors: Titanium white, cadmium yellow light, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson, cadmium/vermillion red, ultramarine blue.
    • Medium: turpentine, linseed oil.
    • Brushes: a bunch of different sizes from big to small.
Instructor Bio

Isabel Garmon, Spanish woman painter born in May 17th of 1985 in Zaragoza, figures out her big passion for art after doing illustration studies in Madrid, being there where through private classes of academic drawing and painting in the studio of a famous painter, Isabel developed her true vocation: to be a painter. At that time she feels to go deeper in the knowledge of technique, travelling to Italy and enroll in the prestigious The Florence Academy of Art in the full painting program thanks to the help of being awarded twice by The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant, where she gets more confidence on her skills in drawing and painting. 

In 2018 Isabel goes back to Madrid and gets to be copyist in The Prado Museum making a copy of “La Anunciación by Velázquez”. This experience gives her higher knowledge above the Old Master Painters process, something very important to understand the contemporary time that we live.

Artwork by Grahame Booth
Artwork by Grahame Booth


How many registrations are required for a course to start?

A minimum of 6 registrations are required.  If 6 registrations are not received by the time the course is 24 hours from starting, the course will be cancelled and all registrants will receive complete refunds.

What is the maximum number of people in a course?

This varies for each course.  The maximum number of registrations is decided by the instructor.

Can I get a refund?

Up until 24 hours before a course’s first session you can receive a complete refund. You can cancel your registration via the My Account portal, or by contacting

After this time no refunds will be given (if you have extenuating circumstances you believe justify a refund, contact us at

Can I register for a course already in progress?

No. Once a course has started, no new registrations are accepted.

Where will my course be held?

All courses meet online over Zoom. You will need a device equipped with a camera and a microphone to fully participate. 

If you have not used Zoom before, learn about how to use it here.

If you don’t regularly use Zoom, we recommend you join your first session 10-15 minutes early in case your computer needs to install or update Zoom.

How do I join my course?

You will receive a welcome email from when you register.  This email includes the Zoom link to join your course session.  You will also receive 24 hour and 2 hour reminder emails before each session, and each of these emails includes the Zoom link.  You can also access the Zoom link to join your course in your MastriusChat group.

Are the sessions recorded?

Yes, every session is recorded and are typically available 24 hours after a session ends.  All session recordings will remain available for the duration of the course, and for one month following the last session.  The recordings are viewable within the MastriusChat platform, and cannot be downloaded.

What if I miss a session?

You’ll be able to watch the session’s recording.  If you have questions the recording doesn’t address, you can ask them in the chat feed of your course’s private MastriusChat group.

What is MastriusChat?

MastriusChat is an online discussion platform.  You and your fellow course registrants will be assigned to a private MastriusChat group where you can connect and support eachother via the chat “feed”. Your group is also where you’ll access the session recordings. Other resources in your MastriusChat group include a link to join your course sessions, and a library your instructor can use to share resources.

What is a Navigator?

A Navigator is an artist who joins your course to ensure both instructor and registrants have an enjoyable experience. They support (as required) with technology, timekeeping, moderating questions, and between-session discussions on MastriusChat. The Navigator has also joined the course as participant, and just like you, they’re wanting to grow their skills and learn the material.

I’m not ready to register because I still have questions. Who do I contact?

We’d be happy to help! 

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