Robert is a certified instructor with the Portrait Institute, organized by noted portrait artists John Howard Sanden and Elizabeth Sanden. Robert has been teaching portrait painting since the early 1980's and in the past has taught Alla Prima portrait classes, utilizing the Sanden methods at the ArtCenter Manatee in Bradenton, Florida.
His classes teach students how to paint a full color head study in 2-1/2 to 3 hours. There are currently no classes being taught or scheduled at the ArtCenter Manatee.
Robert was awarded his Portrait Institute certificate by John Howard Sanden in Orlando, Florida.

Robert has taught portrait painting at the South Jersey Center for the Arts, Marlton, NJ, the Cape May County Art League, Cape May, NJ and served as President of the Gloucester County Art League before relocating his studio to Bradenton, Florida in 1997.
He was a long time member of the Portrait Society of America, the American Society of Portrait Artists, the Sarasota Society of Portrait Artists and the Portrait Institute.


Past Portrait Classes at the ArtCenter Manatee


Portrait Demonstrations by Robert Semler

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