July 31 – August 4, 2017 | 10am – 3:30pm

Portrait Painting at The Art Students League, NYC

Project Thumbnails_Rainbow_XXXVIIThis all-day all-week workshop is designed to help the student learn the finer points of this time-honored art form.

All the stages of the portrait painting process will be examined from the under-painting to the completed portrait. Students will develop a good foundation for capturing likeness by studying the underlying structure of the skull and features of the face. We will explore the effects of light on skin, mixing flesh tones and application and rendering techniques. All level of students welcome. | Presented by The Art Students League of New York | To register or learn more, click here. | To learn more about Art Students League, visit www.theartstudentsleague.org


August 14 – 18, 2017 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Portrait Drawing at GAGE Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

Project Thumbnail_Connie_IIIFocus on the methods and tools needed to draw a portrait with accuracy and feeling. Learn to capture the likeness and unique personality of the model by carefully observing the subtleties of the human face.

Composition, perspective, proportions and the effects of light and dark are explored. Emphasis is placed on an in-depth investigation on the underlying structure of the head, skull and facial features. Week-long poses are set, and each day the class is augmented by lectures and demonstrations. | Presented by GAGE Academy of Art | To register or learn more, click here. | To learn more about GAGE Academy of Art, visit www.gageacademy.org


Sept 9 – 10, 2017 | 10am – 4pm

Landscape Workshop at Washington Art Association, Washington, CT

Project Thumbnails_Maine_VExperience working en plein air in beautiful Washington, Connecticut.

Spend a weekend exploring and expanding your knowledge for the challenging demands of painting outdoors. The many different aspects of our beautiful world will be discussed from an artist’s perspective, including varying topography, atmosphere, elements of weather changes, and nature. Students will learn how to approach their subject, think about composition, pictorial harmony, color options, the block-in, simplifying for the most dramatic impact, and much more. All levels are welcome and open to oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastels. | Presented by Washington Art Association | To register or learn more, click here. | To learn more about Washington Art Association, visit www.washingtonartassociation.org


Sept 19, 2017 | 10am – 3:30pm

Portrait Drawing on Toned Paper at The 92nd Street Y, NYC

Project Thumbnail Archive_Connie_XXThroughout the history of western art portrait drawing has remained a vital artistic practice. Artists from Michelangelo, Holbein, Van Dyke and Ingres have explored this motif. These works speak to us because they are immediate, direct and honest and can lead us to consider the greater connection with humanity.

This workshop will focus on the methods and tools needed to draw a portrait on toned paper using graphite and white chalk. Working on toned paper allows one to complete a drawing faster and with solid volume and dimension. Students will learn to capture the likeness and unique personality of the sitter by carefully observing the subtleties of the human face. Composition, perspective, proportions and the effects of light and dark will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on an in depth investigation on the underlying structure of the head, skull and facial features. | Presented by The 92nd Street Y | Online registration opens on July 19. | To learn more about the 92nd Street Y, visit www.92y.org