Academic Portrait Painting

July 1> 5, 2019

5 days tuition

30 hours

12 places are available for each workshops.

Teaching is conducted in English and students are expected to have a working knowledge of the language.

Below 50% of participants the course is canceled.

Payment in 2 installments: 50% upon registration, 50% the following month.

Tax included


July 1> 5, 2019 - 5 days tuition - 30 hours

Academic Portrait Painting




Location: Paris Academy of Art – 78, rue Raspail – 92270 Bois-Colombes - France

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Medium: Oil on canvas or panel

Class size: 8 to 12 students

Language: English

Schedule: 9 am > 12 am / 1 pm > 4 pm


“The success of a realistic painting does not depend merely on copying a subject.  I believe it needs to offer the textures, colors, and tones to one’s eye and become something more than just an illusion.  Through an evolutionary process, painting again becomes a part of nature itself.”

This class is designed so that the students may understand more clearly the form of the human head. Whether the student is a beginner or more experienced, they will focus on anatomic structure, light effect, creating the illusion of form and a sense of space, as well as the practice of mixing flesh tones using a traditional palette. This course will put emphasis on a step by step process while painting from a live model.

In addition to the individual critiques, painting and flesh tone mixing demonstrations will be held to help clarify the method.




Jura Bedic completed his studies at The Florence Academy of Art in 2002, and became a principal instructor first in the Intensive Drawing Program, then in the Painting Program.  He has participated in group exhibitions in numerous galleries in the United States, as well as alumni exhibitions organized by the Academy in Germany and Florence.  Bedic is the winner of the 2001 Art Renewal Center International Scholarship Competition, and his work is featured in an article in American Artist’s "Drawing" Magazine, 2003, "Classical Approaches to the Teaching of Drawing."

In 2007 he won " The best in Show" award in the F.A.A.'s 3rd Annual Alumni Exhibition.He continues to paint in his studio in Croatia and teach worldwide.




An important note: Due to their toxicity no solvent or turpentine is allowed during the workshop, neither for medium use nor for cleaning brushes. During these workshops brush cleaning will be done by soaking dirty brushes in safflower oil or walnut oil or linseed oil (note: buy one of these oils in a supermarket and not at an art store; the cheaper the better!) then cleaned with soap and water. If you've never cleaned your brushes in this manner not only is it nontoxic but it's also quite good for the bristles of the brushes.

 • Wooden Palette- minimum size 25 x 35cm

  • Refined Walnut Oilor Bleached Linseed Oil125ml

  • Palette cup(s)

  • Palette knife- tear shaped 5cm approx.

  • Masking tape


Robert Simmons hog bristle filbert brushes - sizes 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2 (x2 each)

Oil paint:


If You can not find the listed brands, other good brands available in USA are Vasari paints and Wiliamsburg paints

 Lead white Old Holland (also known as Flake White or Cremnitz White) can be substituted 

 with a mixture of Titanium and Zinc White Old Holland/


 Naples Yellow Light Old Holland or Michael Harding

 Yellow Ochre Michael Harding

 Vermilion Extra Old Holland

 Alizarine Crimson Old Holland or Michael Harding

 Raw Umber Old Holland

 Ivory Black Old Holland or Michael Harding

 Cobalt Blue Old Holland 

Cadmium Yellow Medium Old Holland

Transparent Red Oxide Old Holland or Michael Harding


Canvas / Panels

1 or 2 stretched Claessens linen canvas cca 16x20 inches - style 12 or 13 available at dickblick.com




What's included 

Five days of tuition, end of workshop aperitif.

What's no included

Materials and accomodation.



The Paris Academy of Art is an approved atelier by the Art Renewal Center


Data sheet

July 1 > 5, 2019
78 rue Raspail - 92270 Bois-Colombes
5 days
9am to 12pm - 1pm to 4pm
12 places
Academic Portrait Painting