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Please watch STUDENTS WORKS videos at the end of this page.

CLOSE-UP is a workshop on faces. Faces that are loose, expressive and have a story art element in them or around them. After creating 2 workshops on story art, I have decided to zoom in on my primary focus in art – face. So I am exploring story art up close, or close-up. It’s not just a drawing or a painting of a face, it’s a face with a soul, a meaning, an emotion, a story in it. This is the face I like to create, this is the experience I will be sharing with you, in a large variety of materials, techniques and approaches.

In short the reasons to be a part this workshop are:

1.     To have fun exploring and experimenting in drawing and painting loose and expressive faces.

2.     To get unstuck from your own routine of art making.

3.     To overcome creative blocks and fears.

4.     To learn new things, explore new techniques, try new art supplies.

5.     To learn mixing large variety of different color palettes and get comfortable with color and value.

6.     To share and comment in a friendly artists environment (I will create a Facebook group for that and will send newsletter closer to the opening date.)


Workshop price: $100

South Africans, price for workshop R800, EFT details are HERE.

(Please contact me if you need payment plan.)


Below is video of students work from Week 1. Workshop is already started, but you can still sign up and join in any time. We will be going for few months, although its a 4 week workshop. :)

What people said about this workshop:

 Annie Hamman, you have been so generous and unbelievable with ALL the information you have been sharing. To say this workshop is Amazing is a true understatement. Everything from the structure, to the content...amazing! I had a next level breakthrough in this class that has taken my art on a brand new journey. You helped me to fall in love with acrylics and to mix paints! This has been one of the best courses I have ever had the privilege of taking and THANK YOU for all you send out and put into the art community. We are blessed to be on this adventure with you. – Audrea Gustafson

More testimonies are HERE.

If you are a beginner in art: gather as many variety of art materials as you can and dive in with me into the mixed-media world of possibilities and exploration. You don’t have to have everything on my supply list. Everything here can be done at a very basic level and still have stunning results.

I remember starting workshops as a beginner, I did everything I could, and when next year I revisited the same workshops, I saw them with fresh eyes and re-done all exercises on entirely new level. So, all levels are welcome and can benefit from the workshop.

If you are intermediate or experienced artist, the fun you can have getting out of you comfort zone and trying something new can refresh your creative life, nudge you into new direction and set free some unlocked yet creative potential.


Structure of the workshop:

Every Monday of the 4 weeks I will post 5 demonstrations and other inspirational and educational material of the week.

Brief summary of the contents (I would like to keep details of the contents as well as filmed work as a surprise, so very little art will be shown before the workshop, what you see above are just a few examples of what I filmed.):


Week 1: Draw and sketch: graphite, charcoal, pastels, collage, a bit of acrylic and mixed media thrown in.

Week 2: Flow: inks and watercolors with a bit of drawing, acrylic and collage thrown in, focus on loose lines and expression.

Week 3: Paint: acrylics, complimentary color palette, analogous color palette, fully saturated color palette, oil pastels over fun acrylic face, large palette knife painting on large scale.

Week 4: Paint: acrylics, mixed media, realistic skin tone of muted color palette, unconventional surface and application exploration, monochromatic realistic oils in raw umber, oil bars with small palette knife


Every week I will also add a small talk on various topics, important to most artists: fear of starting an artwork and dealing with procrastination, overcoming creative blocks, finding your style, selling your work and few more important questions and issues. I am in no way an expert in these topics, but will gladly share my personal experience with you.

This workshops is guaranteed to stay open for at least 2 years, or as long as I am in business.

All videos are downloadable.

This workshop takes full 5 months to create and manage, 1 month on research, 1 on filming all demonstrations, more than 1 month on editing, few weeks of admin and creative writing, and 1 month on class supervision once workshop is open. It’s almost half a year of my life, so I kindly ask to not share login and password with anyone, who did not pay for the workshop. I appreciate your understanding.