Portraits with Chantel

03/19/2013, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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Registration Line 901-636-4128



Students will learn to paint a portrait using a photograph with acrylic on canvas. This class is appropriate for beginners to advanced students.

Chantel Lynn Barber has been a portrait artist for well over ten years, with works in both public and private collections. She has participated in solo and group shows, and her work can be viewed at

MBG members $70/non-members $85. Call 636-4128 for more information or to register.


Supplies for Portraits in Acrylic with Chantel:  

  • Filbert white bristle paint brushes sizes 4,6,8, and 10
  • Palette (Mastersons sta-wet palette system is recommended) without this system the paint will dry quickly and be difficult to work with
  • Palette knife
  • Painting towel
  • Container to hold water for painting
  • Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paints- Indanthrene Blue, Titanium White, Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Red Deep, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Alizarine Crimson, Ivory Black, Yellow Ochre, and Red oxide.
  • One canvas or painting panel 12x16 or larger
  • Tabletop easel
  • Paper towels 
  • Photo- 5"x7" is recommended size. The photograph must be a head and shoulders shot with good coloring and crisp features.  Strong shadows (on one side of the face) are nice and make for a strong composition. No photographs on iphones or ipads please, simply the old fashioned kind.  

Any questions on supplies: feel free to email


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Adults $8.00
Seniors (62 & over) $6.50
Children (2-12) $5.00
Children (under 2) FREE
Members FREE
* Handicapped Accessible

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750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)

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