Portraiture Demo Workshop

Join Artist Kim Gorassi for an Arts Wayland Members Only Portraiture Demo Workshop.

Kim will demonstrate from a live model to explain the step-by-step process of painting a portrait from life. Using a limited palette, she will discuss placement, proportion, color-values and edgework to create the model's likeness.

Saturday, June 8th - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Vestry of the First Parish in Wayland
225 Boston Post Road, Wayland MA

Add to Calendar 06/08/2024 12:00 PM 06/08/2024 02:00 PM America/New_York Portraiture Demo Workshop First Parish in Wayland

If you are a member of Arts Wayland and you are interested in participating in this free Demo Workshop, register here:


Also, if you are interested in being the model for the session, please email Robyn at thew@artswayland.com

About the Artist

Kim Gorrasi’s portrait commissions reside in the collections of Harvard University, Bentley University and The Players Club of New York. She recently held the first-ever live portrait painting demonstration at the Boston Athenæum on Beacon Hill. Her portrait, Lois & Gingerella, was granted a Finalist award in the 2023 Portrait Society of America Members Only Portrait Competition.

Gorrasi received her training at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy and the New York Academy of Art Graduate School of Figurative Art in Manhattan. She earned her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in her native Boston, where she later became an instructor and lecturer. She has continued her studies at The Art Students League of New York under the instruction and mentorship of renowned portraitist and fine artist Everett Raymond Kinstler, painter of two official U.S. presidential White House portraits.

Her work has been represented nationally by such galleries as Richland Fine Art in Nashville, Metropolitan Gallery in Washington, D.C., Newbury Fine Arts in Boston and Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe. In New York City, she has exhibited at the Salmagundi Club’s historic brownstone and the Museum of American Illustration. She has also shown her work at the Florence Griswold Museum in Lyme, CT and the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA.

Gorrasi is an Artist Member of Boston’s Copley Society of Art, where she has served as past Membership Committee member, exhibition curator, workshop instructor and live portrait painting demonstrator. She is also a member of the Portrait Society of America and the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan. She has served as exhibition juror for the Society of Illustrators, New York, whose prestigious annual of American illustration, Illustrators 41, features Gorrasi’s work. Her work has appeared in International Artist Magazine and The Boston Globe.

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