Larry Blovits

Portrait Fundamentals in Oil and Pastel

June 26-July 1, 2016 (Four Teaching Days)

The goal of a portrait is to produce an exact likeness, making sure that in the beginning stages every shape contour is accurate in its outline, configuration and proportion, and every feature has its underlying construction built on its relationship to simple forms, i.e., sphere, cylinder, cone, pyramid, etc. Once competently achieved, the next step is to identify the light type characteristics and direction of the one dominant light source that produces highlights, halftones, shade, and cast shadows, and works in chorus with the flesh colors chosen. The portrait will be built up with a series of layers over a period of days. A number of valuable instructional handouts on basic fundamentals related to portrait painting (drawing, design, color mixing, light, posing the model, etc.) will add clarification, insights, and reinforce each step in the portrait process. 

Open to beginners as well as professional artists, personal assistance will be given to every participant throughout the day, every day. A dedicated, patient, and caring teacher, Larry continues to share his artistic knowledge teaching workshops across the country and abroad, including England, Ireland, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand, over the past 40 years.

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Larry Blovits is an award-winning and nationally known landscape and portrait artist. His portraits and landscapes have been consistent award winners in national and regional competitions ever since 1963. His artwork can be found in museums, public institutions, corporations, and collections around the country. Larry has been honored with signature status and title of Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America; signature status in the: Knickerbocker Artists, Salmagundi Club, American Society of Portrait Artists, Midwest Pastel Society, as well as the Portrait Society of America. The American Portrait Society acknowledged Larry as "a portrait artist of exceptional quality.” His portrait commissions include senators, presidents of universities and corporations, and prominent members of the academic, business, legal, and religious communities.

Author of two books:“Pastel for the Serious Beginner”, (Watson-Guptill) and “No Experience Necessary; Sketching and Drawing” (North Light”, his artwork is also featured in “Pastel Interpretations” (cover and  featured artist); “The Art of Pastel Portraiture”, “Fresh Flowers”; “The Best of Pastel 2”, “How did you paint that”; and “The Directory of American Portrait Artists”, and the  American Portrait Society publication. 

Studio: Something for all levels. BEGINNERS WELCOME.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student: 
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $500
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $520
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $550
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $385
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
NEW Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, 6/26
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in Room and Meal Package. $25 additional for day students.)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6/27-6/30
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Thursday, 6/30
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, 7/1
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
    Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)

    Tuesday 7:30 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
    Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
    Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’sfor $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.