Painting the Animal Portrait with Jennifer Gennari 

October 24 - 27, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day

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Jennifer Gennari is a classically trained figurative artist. She graduated in 2005 from Ringling College of Art and Design and in 2008 left for Italy to study at the Florence Academy of Art where she spent three years abroad studying classical realism under Daniel Graves.

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Jennifer returned to New York in 2011 and started working as a painting assistant to Jeff Koons. She eventually left to pursue teaching at the National Academy Museum and School, the Long Island Academy of Fine Art, and presently instructs students privately from her studio in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Jennifer has been painting animals since 2014 and is driven by a deeply rooted passion to elevate and legitimize the life we have with them. Her work is the definition of Labor of Love. Jennifer has written a book on drawing the human figure, and has also hosted an online class through Craftsy that instructs beginners on the techniques used in creating traditional portraits.  

Jennifer’s work has been shown internationally and has received multiple awards and honors.

Have you ever wondered what creates that "spark" in a portrait? That something special that turns a regular study into a portrait that looks like it can breathe? In this four-day course, you will learn not only the traditional method of establishing value, and exploring color, but also what to look for in your subject that will breathe an extra bit of life into the portrait.


Over the four days we will work in an alla prima style to promote an active engagement between you, and the canvas. We will infuse your painting with the essence of your animals of choice. Knowing a bit about your subject will assist you in giving your painting that spark of life we all want to achieve.

Using the alla prima technique, we will complete entire paintings in one session or two without waiting for the paint layers to dry completely. Using this technique we will discover the energy and life that can be injected into your work.

Registration is $650. Full payment due at time of registration.
No refund After October 1st. 
Payment can be sent via check to our studio at:
4814 Washington Blvd, Suite 322, St. Louis, MO. 63108

Workshops take place in GACA’s studio, located in the Pierce Arrow Building, 4814 Washington Blvd, Suite 322, St. Louis, MO. 63108

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