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Picket Fence Art Studio

Oil Painting Workshop with Yelena Lamm - Animal Portraits in Oil

with Yelena Lamm


Join us for a two-and-a-half day workshop taught by Award Winning Artist Yelena Lamm.

January 17, 18 and 19th, 2025

Demonstration - January 17th from 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Workshop - January 18th & 19th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (with a one hour lunch break)

Artist Reception - Saturday 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Home of Jamie Lightfoot


What makes it a good animal portrait, how to paint this wet nose and give a sparkle to these eyes?

Don't miss this opportunity to learn traditional oil painting techniques while creating a dynamic portrait of your favorite animal.

The workshop will kick off with Yelena’s demonstration on Friday. Yelena will demonstrate her technique on Saturday and Sunday, followed by plenty of time for the students to work on their animal portraits and receive one-on-one instruction time.

Please plan to attend an Artist Reception with Yelena on Saturday following the workshop at the home of Jamie Lightfoot.  

We will explore painting alla prima, talk about shapes, values, and composition, learn expressive brushstrokes, and have fun portraying the cutest animals.

Some experience is recommended, but beginners and first-time oil painters are welcome and encouraged to join!

Students required to bring their own supplies. Supply List


Artist Bio:

Yelena Lamm was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and received formal art training from the N. K. Roerich Fine Arts School. Since 1995, she lives in Pittsburgh, PA.

Yelena is painting primarily in oil. She loves to reflect on her subjects’ characters and personalities in her lively and colorful portraits of pets and animals. Yelena recently joined the Society of Animal Artists and was immediately accepted as a signature member.

Yelena’s works were selected for and won awards in juried group exhibitions, including Oil Painters of America (OPA), Society of Animal Artists (SAA), and National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) national shows. She was a finalist in the 15th ARC Salon and a semi-finalist in the 16th ARC Salon. Her list of awards includes the recent Most Original Award of Excellence in OPA 2023 Eastern Regional Exhibition and Outstanding Achievement Animals in AWA 2023 Annual Online Juried Show.

Britain’s most popular magazine for practicing artists, Artists, and Illustrators, featured Yelena’s animal portraits in a 6-page article and on the cover of their June 2023 issue. Yelena’s works are represented by galleries and acquired by collectors in the U.S. and abroad. 


Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 10 payments of $39.50, paid every four weeks.
  • Jan 17 - 19th, 2025
    Sun, Fri, and Sat

Picket Fence Art Studio

(425) 466-1751

14700 148th Ave NE
Woodinville, WA 98072 Get directions

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