Michael Britton Workshops in Hong Kong

Learn how to paint like a pro with International Master artist Michael Britton.

Michael will be teaching his popular series of oil painting workshops at Studio 83 in Hong Kong this coming March 2018.

The workshops are highly structured and taught at an intensive international level to maximise your learning and skill development. You will be guided step-by-step with both demonstrations and individual attention.

Whether you are preparing your portfolio for admission to Art College in the United States or Europe, or renewing your art career later in life, your surest bet is to first acquire the skills of drawing and painting. Not having your foundational skill-set guarantees years of stumbling with minimal progress.

The most efficient way to acquire your skills is through a layered approach of learning and practice.These foundational workshops are taught at the same high quality level and intensity as you would receive in New York City, London or Florence.

The value of Michael Britton's workshops is that he enables you to continue learning and developing after the workshop, honing your newfound skills and gaining confidence in your painting.

Studio 83 Hong Kong

The workshops will be held at Studio 83, a spacious and light-filled studio at Room A, 13/F, Winning Centre, 46-48 Wyndham St. Central Hong Kong.

Class size is limited to fourteen students and is taught in English. The workshop fee includes high-quality materials (paints, palette, brushes, mediums, panel, etc.) which, if you were to purchase them yourself, would easily cost you over HK$ 1,000. Almost the cost of the workshop itself!

Singapore Testimonial


I enjoyed your class so much that I had a high the following day and rushed to my brushes and palette!

Ken Lim

Portrait Drawing Hong Kong>

Portrait Drawing

Learn how to draw realistic portraits in this one-day workshop. This intensive workshop employs the same tried-and-true classical method that is taught at the New York Academy of Art and Grand Central Art Academy.

You will be working from a master portrait drawing. Learning to draw from photographs is probably the worst way to learn as the result is inevitably a timid rendering of a photograph.

All materials are supplied. Included with the Workshop is Michael Britton’s Fundamentals of Portrait Drawing (38 lessons).


Wednesday, 7 March, 2018
11:00 to 18:00

Workshop fee: HK$1,867. A HK$375 deposit reserves your spot.
PayPal also accepts Credit and Debit Cards

Studio 83 Hong Kong portrait drawing workshop

Wednesday's Portrait Drawing Workshop at Studio 83 in Hong Kong was a sold-out affair where we studied the Dutch Master Peter Rubens spectacular drawing of his wife Isabella Brandt.

This six-hour intensive workshop went by fast as participants learned the entire process and acquired the skillsets of drawing portraits.

There are still a few spots left in my upcoming Painting the Portrait in Oil from A to Z workshop scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday, 13 and 14 March from 11:00 to 6:00. See details below.

Painting Portraits in Oil

Painting the Portrait in Oil from A to Z

Learning to paint portraits from a photograph is a poor approach. The common tendency is for the beginning artist to emulate the language of photography. The result is often a dry, lifeless work.

The problem, too, for the student artist beginning to draw and paint from life is that the tendency to mimic a photograph is overwhelming.

The surest and most efficient way to learn how to paint is by copying master artists. Every great artist has learned by copying. This is where you learn the language of painting.

The American portraitist John Singer Sargent was an exemplary portraitist and continues to strongly influence artists today. In copying Sargent's elegant portrait of Rosina Ferrera you will learn not only how to mix realistic flesh tones and how to model facial form but also how to resolve the many portrait painting issues that continually bedevil painters.

All materials are supplied. Included with the Workshop is Michael Britton’s Painting the Portrait in Oil.

Class size is limited to 10. THREE SPOTS LEFT!

Tuesday & Wednesday,
13 & 14 March, 2018
11:00 to 18:00

Workshop fee: HK$3,700. A HK$650 deposit reserves your spot.
PayPal also accepts Credit and Debit Cards

Testimonial Kuala Lumpur


The pace of your step by step teaching was not too fast nor too slow. Also, the style of teaching and class was friendly.

I also like the relevant history you added from time to time along the workshop. It helps me understand the context more.

Your tips or guidance on how to paint professionally are very useful e.g not to copy but paint in our own language, comparing painting with piano playing makes me understand better about rhythm of painting, etc.

Orawan C., Bangkok

Testimonial - Bangkok


I have really grown with Michael's workshops - he demonstrates and walks his way through all the necessary skills and competencies with great patience & dedication. I have become more confident in front of the easel. Suitable for beginners & experienced alike.

Chin Han, Kuala Lumpur

Michael Britton Workshops in Hong Kong art class

Michael Britton is a New York City trained artist (New York Academy of Art) who has taught several thousand artists (some of whom have gone on to full-time art careers as painters and teachers) in his several decades long career. He was the Artistic Director of the Vancouver Academy of Art, Canada for six years and has also taught drawing for Walt Disney Studios, amongst numerous other appointments throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He is also the author of several art-training videos such as the perennially popular Mastering Portrait Drawing.

If you have any questions regarding the workshops please feel free to contact us at mbritton-th@artacademy.com