Portrait Painting for Beginners with Joseph Todorovitch
An online course with Joseph Todorovitch

Instructor Joseph Todorovitch
Dates 14 Weeks
Location Online Only
Difficulty All Levels


Welcome to the most structured and comprehensive portrait painting course ever produced.

Internationally renowned painter Joseph Todorovitch teaches you everything you need to know to start making masterful portraits, and features:

  • Materials recommendations
  • How to stretch a canvas and prepare panels
  • How to work from photos (including analytical draw-overs) and from the live model
  • How to master the Anders Zorn Palette
  • How to finally nail color mixing
  • Color theory
  • Paint application
  • Posterization
  • Block-ins
  • Modeling
  • Brushwork
  • Resolve
  • And more!

This course leaves nothing to guesswork. Every concept is explained, demonstrated, and practiced until you have a handle on it.

This Recorded Course Features:

  • 40 hours of instructional video
  • 24 self-study assignments
  • 27 painting demos
  • A color mixing guide PDF
  • Over 100 reference images to paint from

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Product Description

This course was released in partnership with New Masters Academy.

As an online participant, you will watch the weekly videos, complete the given assignments, and work from high-resolution photos that will be provided. Unlike in traditional courses, the online format allows you to work at your own pace. You can pause and rewind as much as you want, giving you the ability to absorb information at a speed that you set for yourself.

All participants will receive access to the course recordings and reference images for 12 months!

This course is suitable for beginners, but some drawing experience is recommended. This course can be followed along with using traditional media such as oil paints and acrylics, or digital painting applications.

NOTE: Students will have access to all the course recordings for 12 months and may download all reference images to work from (not share). But since this course is recorded, students will not be able to submit work for critique from the instructor.

About The Instructor

Joseph Todorovitch

Joseph Todorovitch is a contemporary painter immersed in figurative subject matter exploring painting through the lens of a naturalist perspective. A product of Los Angeles Ateliers and research abroad, he has become nationally recognized as a fine artist exhibiting across the country and accumulating accolades including the Draper Grand Prize at the Portrait Society of America’s annual competition.

His work is internationally collected and has been exhibited in various museums in the U.S. as well as the Beijing World Art Museum in China, an historic exhibition of American art, the first of it’s kind in China.

Todorovitch has taught drawing and painting for over a decade in notable institutions such as California Art Institute, Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, Laguna College of Art and Design, Scottsdale Artist’s School, Dreamworks Studios, among others and now including Art Mentors at New Masters Academy.

He continues to teach and exhibit with vitality.

“Joseph Todorovitch is one of the bright figures of the new representational expression in contemporary Art. Exploring the new expressive possibilities in presenting the human figure and expanding its visual language is part of a wider movement of taking the tradition-based approach to the next step. The technically fluid, expressive tools merging tonality, color and shape - reflecting the perceptional and cognitive developments of our generation - is an inherently contemporary expression of contemporary visual cognition.” —Classical Underground.

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