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elena gual

Unique & Powerful
Portrait Painting

October 12-13, 2019



The Visionary Projects is delighted to be hosting the "Mastering Unique & Powerful Portrait Painting" travel workshop with international abstract artist Elena Gual here in Miami, Florida.

About the Artist: Elena has been painting since the age of 16 and exclusively studied the use of color and its techniques ever since. She mastered her studies at the "Florence Academy of Art" in Florence and New York for 4 years, which concentrated on the deep study of classical drawing and painting.  Since then, she continued studying at Saint Martins School of Arts and at the Royal Academy in London, mastering all the techniques of other artist such as Matisse while studying the aspects of curating in the art world.

During this workshop, Elena will be exclusively sharing her techniques that will help student at every level of art - from beginner to professional. You will be working side by side to create your own new personal projects, mastering a powerful, personal style with the help and guidance of Elena. You will experiment non-traditional painting techniques, as well as creating and combining beauty & nature with palette knives and unique color combinations. There will be life models for you to paint, as well as many explorations around the beautiful city of Rome.

You will experiment in many ways, learn and take home valuable information that we hope guides you through the rest of your artistic life & career.




Day 01 - Saturday


  • Academic Drawing Theory

  • Mastering the Art of Portrait Drawing
    - Several warm up sketches from model
    (starting with quick sketches)
    - Changing the models pose every minute during 5 minutes, then 3 poses in 30 minutes and a long 30 minute one) which will make you became looser, comfortable and more familiar with your "own hand".
    - Long pose. We will set a pose for the model which will last the whole afternoon, this will give you time to make a solid drawing, which will be the base to complete your painting the following day.

  • + Private Demo’s

Day 02 - Sunday


  • Intensive study on:
    - Color Mixing, Color Dominance, Unique Color Creation

  • Every student will be given their own palette and will follow the theories with practical work.

  • Painting From Life:
    - Brushes & Palette Knife Technique (as shown in pictures below)
    - Drawing from your own references
    - Learning to add appropriate usage of color
    - Creating good final design & personal art direction
    - Incorporating unique, personal brush techniques

12-13 October, 2019

Saturday & sunday

2 Full Workshop Days
Breakfast & Lunch Included
10am - 5pm

Early Bird:

After August 1st:


All workshop tuition and fee's
Private Mentorship
Palette knives, Palettes Sheets, Cleaning Supplies, Medium, etc.
Organic Breakfast & Lunch during all workshop days
Extra art supplies available in studio
Private Access into Facebook group

Price Does Not Include

airfare, accommodation, dinner, airport transfer, certain supplies (see list below)

Your Supply List

One Canvas: 80 x 60cm
Oil Colors:
Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, Cobalt Blue, Raw Umber, Ivory Black
If you want to bring your own oil medium & palette knives you are more than welcome to do so!
1 Personal Sketching Pad

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the Loft

Wynwood Arts District/
250 NW 23rd Street
Miami, FL 33127

Our flagship private loft studio space is in the center of the vibrant, colorful neighborhood of Wynwood Arts District.
To see images of past workshops & events, click here.



  • You may read our complete list of Terms & Policies here.

  • A full refund will be made if for any unexpected reason the workshop is canceled.

  • If you withdraw from the trip after making your initial deposit (in the full or half amount), you will receive a 50% refund of your deposit up until 90 days to the event.

  • You may purchase traveler's insurance in the event of an unexpected circumstance (death in the family, accident, illness) that would require you cancel your trip.