• Session: Oct 21st & 22nd (9am – 1pm)
  • Instructor: Steve Chmilar
  • Experience: All welcome
  • Ages: 16+
  • Cost: $160

This two-day Beginner Portrait Workshop is a simplified version of my previous portrait drawing classes. In this new workshop, we will focus on the fundamentals to understand the construction of the face and head in front-facing and side profile only – no three-quarter views or complex angles. 

When learning about portraiture, a critical first step is to understand how to draw the faces of “no-one-in-particular” before attempting to capture an exact likeness. I will demonstrate fun exercises to reduce features into easy shapes and explore how to play with proportions to gain a sound understanding of the process’ that have worked for the worlds greatest portrait artists.

Steve Chmilar is one of Canada’s foremost New Contemporary painters. Since his debut show at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in 2011, he has painted full-time by selling his work internationally to private collectors. In 2012, he won best in show at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit (Canada’s largest juried exhibition) and Prix De La Meilleure Oeuvre (Prize for Best Work) Mtl en Arts in Montreal. Please view Steve’s bio in the instructors tab for more information.

Please note: We maintain small class sizes to ensure a personalized and welcoming environment. Each student will have their own table to create on in a large, well lit 900 sq ft studio with lots of natural light studio. We continue to follow all guidelines from public health officials.