Paint St Louis

Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting
Portraits and the Human Figure
Henryk Ptasiewicz

A Workshop for Oil and Acrylic Artists

Saturday & Sunday, July 15 & 16th, 2017



Jamma by Henryk


Mars byHenryk Ptasiewicz


Vanessa byHenryk Ptasiewicz


Frank by Henryk


Stephanie by Henryk Ptasiewicz


Teya byHenryk Ptasiewicz


Henryk’s goal is for you, the student, to have the confidence and skills necessary to draw and paint a recognisable portrait and figure. "I want artists work building up masses  of color and value.  You will be painting with a brush and a palette knife."

"Drawing is a discipline, not that it can’t be enjoyable, I’ll give you the confidence to be bold and faster. Painting is an extension of drawing, I’ll guide you through the basics of colour mixing and application."

Henryk's class is an introduction to sound drawing and painting skills. We’ll work from a model and/ or photographs.

Day 1 will address the figure, starting with a demo for the drawing, culminating in a one hour drawing.

The afternoon will be a three hour figure painting.

Day 2 will deal with the portrait. I will start with a drawing demo, and then we’ll spend the rest of the morning drawing from the model, culminating in a one hour portrait study.

In the afternoon I’ll give an extended demo in which you can watch or start your own, including from photographs.

We’ll finish both day with a critique of our work and a art show.

Materials List:

Bring an 18”x24” newsprint pad,
Vine charcoal,
Kneadable eraser.

You can use Oils or Acrylics. You’ll need,
Titanium White
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Red Light
Ultramarine Blue
I’d prefer you to work with a vertical easel.

Three 16”x20” canvases or stretched Canvas sheets

A large 1” Flat
A ½” Flat
A ¼” Flat, minimum, but feel free to bring your own.
A 1’ palette knife for mixing.
A disposable palette,

If using oils, odourless mineral spirits and metal containers.

Class limited to 12 students so that there will be ample time for one on one interaction.

Schnarf by Henryk Ptasiewicz
"Schnarf" with ballpoint pen by Henryk Ptasiewicz

WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, July 15th & 16th 9:00AM - 4:00PM,  Arrive the first day around 8:30 to meet your fellow artists and set up your materials.

WHERE: Paint St Louis Studios,
             1926 Allen Avenue,
             St. Louis, MO 63104

COSTS: $195 plus $20 modeling fee. We will provide drinks, snacks and lunch both days. A simple material list will be provided upon registration.

Workshop fee is refundable, less $40, up to June 20th.  After that date it will be refunded only if someone takes your place. Make sure you include your telephone number and e-mail address. Directions to the Paint St Louis Studios will be sent to you prior to the workshop. If you are coming from out of town we can provide you with a list of hotels, and Bed & Breakfasts within a few minutes of the workshop location.

Henryk Portraits

You can pay online with PayPal or use your Credit Card. Please include your Phone number and email address.  If you prefer to register by mail and pay by check there is a registration form below.
Henryk Ptasiewicz Figure and Portrait Workshop


Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting Portraits and the Human Figure with
Henryk Ptasiewicz

Print the form below and mail to Paint St Louis:

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Workshop fee is $195.00 plus $20.00 for Model Fees - Make Checks payable to Paint St Louis. Mail this registration form along with your registration fee to:

Paint St Louis
1926 Allen Avenue
St Louis, MO 63104

Near July 5th we will send you additional workshop information, supply list and directions.

Thank You, Garry

Questions?  Contact:

Garry McMichael at 314 610-2353