monochrome portrait paintings
- with the internationally renowned visual artist
Anne Juul Christophersen
as your teacher
In Danish - with English subtitles
- here is your opportunity to learn how to paint portraits and successfully create your own portraits.
- So you, once and for all, will be happy with the result when you put the brush away and have finished painting the portrait.
- So the portrait actually looks like the person you painted.
- So everyone who sees the painting thinks: “Wow! Now THAT is well painted!”
Painting a portrait can easily be a real hassle
The eyes pop up in the forehead,
The pupils look in two different directions and make the unfortunate person portrayed look strange.
The nose looks wrong too – the shape is never right.
The shadows, if you dare to throw yourself over them at all, become flat and too light or too dark - and where the cheek should be subtly round, you find instead there’s just a big, flat, grey-purple-pink coloured blob.
And yes - the art of mixing face colours correctly…
It's a chapter in itself…
It can easily turn into several mushed layers of that grey-purple-pink colour which, most likely, belongs more in the rubbish bin than on your beloved canvas!
No wonder that you have given up when it comes to painting a portrait.
Do not despair!
There is hope!
Because regardless of:
You have NEVER dared to paint a portrait before
You have tried - and regretted, because your result was bad
You are already making portraits that you are happy with, but could definitely use new inspiration
- you will be able to paint vivid portraits, that actually looks like the person you have painted, - when you have completed the course;
"Learn how to create monochrome portrait paintings"
- where the renowned and very popular visual artist Anne Juul Christophersen, takes you by the hand and calmly, step by step, gets you 100% safe through the process.
You only need four things to paint a portrait
If you have:
2. canvas (or a piece of paper),
4, white paint + only one other color paint according to your own desire,
- you can be up and running in just 5 minutes.
It is true.
So little is needed.
We guess you already have the materials in the house - isn´t that right?
All you need in addition are:
the desire and willingness to learn how to create a naturalistic and well-liked portrait.
You will be taken by the hand and guided through the entire process by visual artist Anne Juul Christophersen.
And it all happens on video
- so you can:
put on pause
rewind - or forward
see it all over and over again
just when you feel like it
as many times as you need
until your portrait is in place.
Your dedicated teacher
The course is held by visual artist Anne Juul Christophersen.
Since her debut on the art scene, her artist career has quickly grown with international success. Anne has given artist talks, among others at Art Copenhagen and Brandt's Art Museum, given interviews in several TV and radio programmes, and her art has been published in several books - including "In the eyes of the Beholder", "Tiden sætter spor" and most recently the book "Forbundet" and her collection of poems "Transformation".
Anne's works have been exhibited with great success in large parts of Europe and the United States. In Denmark, Anne Juul is represented by one of Denmark's most excellent galleries and there are long waiting lists for her works.
You can visit Anne Juul's art website here.
You get it all served on a silver platter
In the course "Learn how to create monochrome portrait paintings", Anne unveils all her methods and grips, which she has practiced through many years of training and experience.
You get up close with even the smallest and finest of Anne's brushstrokes on the canvas, so you get all the details while she vividly explains why she does as she does and what you can do yourself to achieve the good and well-liked results that you want to achieve in your own paintings.
You learn it all at home
- no matter where you live in the world
You have full access to the entire course IMMEDIATELY after your registration.
The course takes place online, - so you receive the teaching as videos on your own computer, iPad or tablet.
You can thus join no matter where in the world you are - as long as you have an internet connection.
How do you participate in the course?
You simply sign up for a membership in Anne´s International School of Art. Immediately after your registration for the art school, you will receive a welcome email with direct links and your personal login to the course pages.
After completing the Monochrome Portrait Painting course, you have:
✓ Gained a significantly better understanding of the basic techniques of portrait painting.
✓ Learned what to do to create "life" in the eyes.
✓ Control on how you get the proportions of the face 100% in place.
✓ An overview of light and shadow effect, so you can create the right depth in your own paintings.
✓ Significantly better insight into how to control your own brushstrokes.
✓ Knowledge of what you need to do to correct errors during the process.
✓ Far better awareness of the importance of your background and not least the background structure.
✓ Insight into the small details that make all the difference.
✓ Been served Anne's years of experience on a silver platter, - ready to incorporate, train and use on your own canvas.
✓ Learned how to take control of your own painting so you can achieve the results you want.
✓ Learned what kind of varnish you with great advantage can use, on your painting.
The course consists of:
Getting started with your portrait
Drawing and working on the large surfaces
In the depths of the eyes
The nose and mouth "grow" on the canvas
Finishing and the possibility of varnish
★ EXTRA bonus module ★
- with a focus on creating even more vibrant hair
How do you participate in the course?
Immediately after you have registered for the art school, you will receive a welcome email with direct links and your personal login to everything.
You can read more about the art school further down the page here.
I would very much like to join the course and the art school,
so I can learn how to paint monochrome portraits
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Anne’s International School of Art?
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About Anne’s International School of Art
Anne’s International School of Art is an online haven of inspiration and learning.
Immediately upon enrolling in the art school, you will receive full access to a cornucopia of educational and inspiring material on the member pages, as well as access to this unique course.
Click here to see everything else that you also get access to IMMEDIATELY after you join.
As a member, you will enjoy new tutorials on the member pages every single month – plus, you automatically get access to our special courses as and when we open for registrations for them.
Therefore, you never have to worry about missing out.
The courses automatically appear on your personal course overview, and on the membership home page, you can always get an overview of all the latest on the member pages.
Here you can see what others have gained from participating in the course:
♥ “I had never painted a portrait before before I started the course. I thought it was way too hard as i am not very good at drawing and I was afraid to work with shadows. The course has broken down some limitations I had in me.”
Here you can see the portrait Isabelle painted during the course.
♥ Thank you for a very inspiring course.
I have not painted a portrait before, but this makes me want to paint more portrait paints.
Here you can see one of Gro's grandchildren, which she had painted during the course.
♥ The course was incredibly rewarding for me.
I have painted a few portraits before and always struggled to get the right skin tone so it was liberating and artistically rewarding to only work with two colors. In my case, paynes gray and white.
It surprised me a lot how many effects it was possible to produce partly with the dark background and by mixing only two colors
Anne and Jesper, with their good mood and good approach to teaching, led us students safely through the different techniques: transfer of motif, building up the individual elements of the face eyes, nose, mouth, hair and shadows, so we each got painted our individual monochrome portraits.
Here you can see one of the portraits Marianne made during the course.
♥ I think it was such a good course. I feel so taken by the hand and helped step by step. It's great to get the craft side into the teaching. It provides an opportunity to see your own development and not least where there is a need to train skills. I have seen the videos several times, and discover something new in them every time.
- Anna Lise
♥ I like the disciplined approach that Anne has shown us. It somehow provides a safe reassurance that "you get to the finish line". Especially the remarks about: "Now we do this and that, but it is not so important that it becomes completely accurate, because we return to the area", have made me relax during the process.
♥ Thank you so much for the introduction of painting a Monochrome portrait. I can not stop again at all and have lots of ideas for the next ones.
♥ I enjoy watching Anne sit and work. Absolutely useful, and you both have a great sense of humor and light tone.
- Anne Sofi
♥ Nice, nice course - I have enjoyed every hour with the brush.
- Else Marie
♥ I'm in love with painting Monochrome portraits and have embarked on number two.
♥ Thank you so much for a great course I have loved every single moment.
♥ Thank you for the most wonderful course! It was very inspiring to see Anne's "geekiness" and generous given of experience and technique!
♥ Thank you so much for a really good and educational course! Can hardly wait to get started on the next painting.
♥ It has been an exciting course. Exciting process You lead me through Anne and Jesper. As always, I love your way of interacting. You know how to catch my attention (which can be a challenging task).
♥ I am especially happy to see the anarchist Anne jump around in the painting and do a little here and there, while there is always a sharp eye for the coherence of the painting. Super liberating.
♥ It's been so instructive, Anne. Thank you so much for this course. I really learned a lot from that.
Have a question?
If you have any questions at all, feel free to write to us at:
But first, please read our answers to frequently asked questions below:
➞ When do I get access to the course?
You will gain full access to the course, as well as access to all of the material on the art school's membership pages, as soon as you sign up to join Anne’s International School of Art.
If you are already a member of the art school, you already have access to the courses when registrations are open. You will find the courses right here.
➞ Do I have to show my art to you and/or to other members?
It's 100% up to you if you want to share any of your works.
As part of the art school, we have a special forum for members where you are more than welcome to share photos of your work – however, this is entirely voluntary.
In the forum you can see what others share and you have ample opportunity to discuss experiences and ideas with the other participants about the different modules.
Experiences are shared and feedback is provided and developed together, so it's very rewarding to join in.
➞ I don't have the time to complete the course until a few weeks’ time. Can I still do it?
Most definitely yes! As long as you are still a member of Anne’s International School of Art (in other words, you have an active membership), you have access to all of the courses you are enrolled in.
This means that you can enjoy them in your own time, whenever you are ready.
➞ How much does it cost?
You choose the price model that suits you best.
Our most popular price model has a 6 months commitment and is only USD$ 22 per month. The membership will be renewed monthly at the same price until the membership is cancelled.
When you are a member of the art school, you can participate in ALL of the additional online courses etc. that we offer - in addition to the new material that enters the art school every month.
In Anne’s International School of Art, there is NEVER anything that costs extra.
➞ So what is the process once I sign up?
Immediately after registering, you will receive a welcome email with your personal login details to the art school member pages, where you will find everything.
➞ How do I renew or discontinue my membership?
Your membership starts on the date that you register.
The membership is automatically renewed monthly at that same price until you choose to cancel it yourself.
The membership fee is paid monthly on the same day of the month as the day you sign up.
You can discontinue your membership by writing to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Simply write to us no later than one business day before your membership is due to renew.