Introduction to Portrait Drawing: A Workshop

Portraiture Workshop a portrait drawing class in New York

Portraiture Workshop

Registration Status: This course is no longer being offered

Session Dates: March 11, 2017 - April 01, 2017

Cost: $280.00

This class is designed for the beginner who has never tackled the portrait, but has always wanted to learn how to get a lifelike drawing of the face and head. Students study facial proportions and anatomy in a supportive environment using a different model in each class as well as photographs. You will learn to see and accurately depict each feature of the face and by identifying distinctive individual characteristics have the rewarding experience of getting a likeness of the model. Class critiques provide valuable feedback and encouragement to ensure progress for each student.

Meets Weekly: Saturday 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Second Session From March 11 to April 1.

Please click on this link for the class supply list.


Students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date, The final day to register is Jan. 23rd, students enrolling after this date will pay a $15 late fee.

Course Code: 117589

Instructor(s): Judith Simonian

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