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Summer Class

Basics of Drawing a Portrait from Life

  • Instructor: Letizia Gentile
  • Ages: Adult and Teen 14+
  • Day: Thursday
  • Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Dates: 07/18/2024 - 08/15/2024
  • Sessions: 5
  • Fee: $278 / $255 Members / $243 Senior Members
  • Print Materials List

    Materials List: 

    • General’s charcoal pencils – medium, soft or 2B, 4B, 6B
    • General’s factis mechanical eraser
    • Kneaded eraser
    • Sandpaper block
    • Natural artist chamois
    • Strathmore 500 series charcoal pad 12″ x 18″, white


    Any questions, please contact the instructor at [email protected]

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Learn the classical approach to drawing a portrait from a live model. We will explore the importance of how light falls on a form, how to create the illusion of a three dimensional form, as well as proportion and anatomy. Through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on drawing, we’ll discover the basics of bringing the portrait to life.