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“The Elements of Hyperrealism”

three days workshop with artist Omar Ortiz in Basel City, Switzerland.



Limited Spaces Available

We are delighted to be hosting the “The Elements of Hyperrealism” three days workshop with artist Omar Ortiz in Basel City, Switzerland. Explore the essentials & anatomy of Omar’s famously beautiful hyperrealistic oil paintings, how to start your own piece and find personal success with Omar acting as your guide and friend throughout the process. There will be several private seminars, demos, and one-on-ones throughout the 3 days. You’ll leave feeling more inspired and confident than ever!







June 3 - 5, 2020


An organic breakfast will be offered at the studio every day.


The workshop will be in English and German



3 Day Course Concepts




You will be discussing as a group and individually all the materials you’ll be working throughout the course of the three days. Omar will review your painting prep sketch. This will be followed soon by Tinting & Priming your canvas with acrylic paint, and going into deep detail about color mixing and preparation for all of your ideal skin tones to achieve. You will have the opportunity to see how Omar personally selects his skin tone set for all of his pieces as he will be doing exclusive demos throughout the day for you. You will have many opportunities for one-on-one time to talk about your style, your preferences and your inspirations throughout the day.




Beauty In the Details
You will continue your painting from Day 1, and along the way see the process of how Omar’s work develops in many different areas as he will continue to do very detailed demonstrations throughout sections of his painting. The goal for you is to really focus on the step-by-step process of your work as you will still have one-on-one time with Omar for advice & guidance!




Solving Your Doubts
Omar will continue with other highly important aspects of setting examples for you to develop your overall process, troubleshoot any potential problems you may face which will help you complete your piece outside the workshop. There will still be several one-on-one opportunities to help guide your painting. There will be many group discussions throughout the day, general talks to solve any doubts, providing new tips & advice.

You will hear an inspiring talk of Omar’s personal inspirations, painters that he loves to follow, among many other things such as studio lighting, camera set-up and documentation, social media building, etc.




Click here to see Omar’s personal list of Art Supplies!
You will need to have 1 standard oil color set, 1 skin tone set and 1 brush set.
What we provide for you: Extra paint brushes (all sizes for sale), paint varnish, brush cleaning supplies, etc.

Extra oil medium samples provided.


Contact Switzerland

SKY Art Paintings Studio 

Stephanie Künzli Ycaza


Phone: +41 79 595 99 90



Cancelation Policy


  • You may read our complete list of Terms & Policies here.

  • A full refund will be made if the workshop is canceled for any unexpected reason.

  • All deposits are non-refundable.

  • Final payments are due in full 30 days before the start date of the event - May 6, 2021.

  • You may purchase traveler's insurance in the event of an unexpected circumstance (death in the family, accident, illness) that would require you to cancel your trip.





SKY Art Paintings Studio 





Gärtnerstrasse 46

4057 Basel


4th Floor

Room 426





CHF 850

100% Deposit

The Elements of Hyperrealism

June 3-5, 2020

100% Full Deposit Amount

An email confirmation for your spot will be sent within 24 hours of your successful registration