Online Class

Pet Portraits

$14.99$29.99

Learn to paint a personality-filled portrait of your furry best friend with fun, simple steps!

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Pat Weaver
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Capture your darling dog or cat in a lovable, lifelike work of art! Join renowned animal artist Pat Weaver and discover how easy it is to photograph, sketch and paint your pet. Find out how to select the best source photo for your piece, and discover Pat’s easy process for quickly and accurately sketching any dog or cat. Use a simple template and transfer method to translate your sketch to canvas, and then explore value and color. Work with acrylic paint to mix lovely grays and neutral hues that are ideal for animal features and fur, and practice painting expressive eyes with realistic warmth. Follow Pat through three demonstrations as you create your own pet portrait, using loose, fluid brushstrokes to develop fur and whiskers and layer colors for a dimensional effect.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Capturing the Subject
15:02
Meet your instructor, artist Pat Weaver, before learning about the best practices for photographing pets and cropping your photos.
2. Drawing Pets
27:50
3. Considering Value
22:51
4. Applying Color
30:01
5. Painting, Part One
27:52
6. Painting, Part Two
34:51

Taught by

Pat Weaver
Pat Weaver
Pat Weaver has been painting and teaching for more than 35 years. She’s happiest when she has a brush in hand, and finds constant inspiration in her students and their desire to learn. Her portraits are highly sought-after, and her work has been featured in numerous publications, including "New Barker Magazine." She teaches workshops across the world, and is a former President and current Signature Member of the Florida Watercolor Society.
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