Creative Box Studios

Paint A Frida Kahlo with Anna Swanson


Learn how to paint a Frida Kahlo portrait using acrylic with artist Anna Swanson! Anna will teach you how to draw a face with proper proportions, sketch hairstyles and florals, and choose colors before you paint, layer hues, and add a background to the final piece. 

Materials in your creative box:

  • Small Flat and Round brushes
  • 8x10" Canvas
  • Acrylic paint: white, portrait pink, cadmium yellow light, cadmium red, cobalt blue, mats black, brown, & yellow ochre
  • Sketching pencil
  • Sketch paper
  • Palette for mixing

Class is welcome to all levels.

Anna Swanson is a painter, elementary school art teacher, and mom. She received her BFA in fiber art & textiles and obtained her elementary art teacher certification. She is a stylist at heart and loves teaching children's art in her art studio with her daughter, whom her business is named after. A small collection of her original pieces are at Austin Art Garage and Gallery and prints of her work are on and Greenbox Art and Culture.


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