View Plans

EXPRESSIVE PORTRAIT SERIES

Deepen your understanding of paint and color while expanding the road to creative freedom.

Learn how expression entices the viewer into the story.  Make art that gets attention. 

Classes by Corey Moortgat

Get Access
Expressive Portraits

EXPRESSIVE PORTRAIT SERIES

Deepen your understanding of paint and color while expanding the road to creative freedom.

Learn how  expression entices the viewer into the story.  Make art that gets attention. 

Get Access

Paint a Hand

Your plan to enhance the story your art is telling with the Hand! 

1. Get Access to the Class
2. Get in the studio and master structure and color
3. Create expressive art that impacts the world 
 

Start Now ↗

CLASS DESCRIPTION
Getting Started with Expressive Hands

Have you ever underestimated the complexity of a hand? They seem simple because they are all the same. However, each hand has numerous bones, muscles and tendons which create many ridges and curves. The real difficulty comes because of its movement. A hand can vastly change how it looks from the tiniest of movements.

Understanding its structure will help you to grasp the unique poses of the hand.

This class explores basic techniques helpful for painting and drawing hands. Looking at the underlying structure of a hand will give you an understanding of the intricate shapes and values necessary to render them. By the end you will also complete a full portrait!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Underlying Structure
  • Its intricate shapes
  • Using Purples
  • A full portrait
  • and more

This intermediate class is a real-time painting with Bold School Mentor Corey Moortgat. 

Stunningly Simple Braids

Paint important features without getting caught up in time consuming minute details.

1. Get Access to the Class
2. Master expressive brushstrokes
3. Create amazing art that people want to hang on their walls

 

Get Access

CLASS DESCRIPTION
Learn expressive portraits

Manage the details of hair without taking focus away from the face.  Join Corey as she paints braided hair demonstrating simple techniques that still allow the face to take center stage.  Then learn some optional abstraction techniques taking your portraits to a whole new level!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Painting Emotion
  • Expressive Brushstrokes
  • Palette Tips for Dark Skin
  • Abstraction
  • Blurring the Lines
  • and more

This intermediate class is a real-time painting with Bold School Mentor Corey Moortgat. 

 

Magenta Youth

Paint emotion using a bold magenta palette.

1. Get Access to the Class
2. Master emotion 
3. Create art that impacts the world 

Get Started

CLASS DESCRIPTION
Learn expressive portraits

There's more to a portrait than just the features of the face. There's a story there, a connection between the portrait subject and the viewer, emotions waiting to be shared. Join Corey as she uses expressive brushstrokes and color placement to capture those emotions while painting a portrait of a young man. Transform your artwork from simple portraits to expressive, meaningful works of art!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Painting Emotion
  • Expressive Brush Strokes
  • Texture
  • Bold Color Tips
  • and more

This intermediate class is a real-time painting with Bold School Mentor Corey Moortgat. 

Long, loose, bold hair

Keys to painting unstructured features

By Corey Moortgat.

Get Access

CLASS DESCRIPTION
Loosen your brushwork, paint hair

Do you find yourself painting every single strand of hair in your portraits?

Painting a face can be challenging but at least you have structures to build. Hair brings a new set of challenges as its structure is organic and hard to control. Corey will demonstrate how to break out of those old habits and find freedom and expression in painting hair! 

Learn to paint impactful emotion as Corey demonstrates this face. 

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Break out of realism

  • Loosen up your Brush Strokes

  • Expression

  • Bold Color palette Tips

  • and more.

ALSO INCLUDED WITH YOUR PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION:

  • Entire library of Classes
  • Community & Peer Feeback
  • Mentor Support
  • Streaming Videos
  • Color Mixing
  • Downloadable PDF Workbook
  • New Content every month
  • Satisfaction guarantee

PREREQUISITE
These intermediate classes are pre-recorded in video series. We offer each lesson in a real-time (which means very little time lapse footage), step-by-step painting with bold color portraits artist, Corey Moortgat. 

If you are looking for bold color foundational teaching  you can consider taking Bold Color Primer followed by our intensive course called Bold Color Bootcamp first. 

COMMUNITY
WORK AND SHARE WITH ARTISTS LIKE YOU!

COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Instant access to our 'Discussions' which are found underneath each lesson within the course modules. This is great place to ask questions directly related to that lesson. 


Private Community interaction with feedback from Bold School team members and even more importantly, peer mentoring.

GROUP GUIDANCE
Bold School art mentors are available during specific hours to offer guidance and critique.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

COREY MOORTGAT

Corey Moortgat has her home base in Florida, USA. She has been a Bold School Mentor since spring 2020. With degrees in Fine Arts and Art Therapy, she has worked with a variety of media throughout her life.

In the past few years, her focus has shifted exclusively to acrylic painting, where she specializes in expressive, colorful portraiture. She's recognized for her ability to portray emotion in her work and inspire a powerful connection with her viewer. 

Start making new art today!

Get Access

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

COURSE INFORMATION

Expand these boxes for some more indepth informtion.

Class Specific

Pricing and Payment

Also Included With Your Subscription:
Our Full Library of On-Demand Classes to Expand Your Creative Knowledge

Ready to make art that gets attention?

Get Access

Sign up for bold news and updates.