Portrait Drawing and Painting: Weeklong Intensive (Studio School) *NEW*

With the use of models, we will do various exercises (both quick and longer-term) to analyze the face and its relationship to the entire head. We will begin the week drawing the portrait, using line & value in a variety of dry media. We will then progress to painting discussing color as it relates to skin tones and begin to find out where "likeness" comes from. Drawing and painting experience is required. Instructors: Jeremy Durling and Brett Gamache



Start Date

December 16, 2019









1 Week (Monday- Friday), 9:30am-12:30pm. December 16-20.

Instructors: Jeremy Durling, Brett Xavier Gamache


Jeremy Durling


Jeremy Durling began to draw and paint from the figure at the age of sixteen through a high school dual enrollment program. He received an Associates Degree from the Mount Wachusett Community College with a concentration in painting under John Pacheco. He moved on to Massachusetts College of Art, where Nancy Mccarthy and Christopher Chippendale would become his mentors. It was at Massart that Jeremy first studied with George Nick. Massart's prestigious George Nick prize allowed Jeremy to spend 5 months seeing Europe and studying in Florence. He graduated from Massart with a BFA in painting in 2009, and continued his lessons with George independently. He studied with George for a total of four years. Jeremy is represented in Boston by the Sloane Merrill Gallery. Website: jeremydurling.com

Jeremy's classes include Intensive Drawing Boot Camp, Studio School Drawing, Drawing with the Figure, Beginner Oil Painting, Painting: Foundations, Portrait Painting, Painting in Series, The Simplified Landscape, Painting From Life: The Figure & The Portrait, Painting Space: Inside & Outside

Brett Xavier Gamache

Artist & Art Instructor

Brett Gamache is an oil painter, who works from both direct observation and studio invention. He holds an MFA in Painting from the University of New Hampshire, a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and studied for two years at the Art Students League in New York City. He has 7 years of teaching experience at 3 different college institutions and has taught in Italy on a number of occasions. In 2007, he received a Fulbright Grant to study painting in Italy. His work is exhibited throughout New England and may be viewed online. Website: brettgamache.com

Brett's classes include Intensive Drawing Boot Camp, Studio School Drawing, Advanced Painting, Objects & Space: Still Life and Landscape Painting, Landscape Painting in Cambridge, Painting in the City, Portrait Drawing and Painting