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Portrait Workshop
Instruction: Ilya Gefter

Mondays 10.00 – 14.00
29.07 – 26.08 // 5 lessons

This workshop will teach the most effective methods of portrait drawing and painting. We will study how to attain convincing likeness, three-dimensionality and human expression. You will learn the skills and procedures that will allow you to draw and paint portraits of those close to you. As importantly, the workshop will greatly strengthen drawing abilities applicable to all other genres.

Prior drawing experience is recommended.


Themes to be covered:

  • Portrait sketching
  • Scale and composition in portraiture
  • Drawing process from low to high resolution
  • Measurements and proportions
  • Modeling three-dimensionality
  • Modeling the portrait with light and dark
  • Details and likeness


Teaching methods:

  • Lecture
  • Drawing demonstrations
  • Guided drawing practice
  • Individual instruction

Portrait Workshop

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