• Introduction to Portrait Drawing Workshop
  • Session: August 21st & 22nd
  • Time: 9:30-2pm (30 min lunch break)
  • Instructor: Steve Chmilar
  • Experience: Beginners. Patience and desire are the only prerequisites.
  • Ages: 16+
  • Cost: $140
  • Supplies: Listed below

In this two-day course you will learn the fundamentals of portraiture drawing. The first session will cover a series of quick studies that help to build the foundation of any successful portrait. In the second session you will be guided through a step-by-step method for capturing an accurate likeness in a life-size portrait drawing. This course is a perfect challenge for any experienced beginner or intermediate level student who is already familiar with basic drawing techniques. Aspiring painters will benefit from this class as accurate drawing is a necessary skill for painting accurate portraits.

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.

Photo Credit: Head of a Young Woman (Study for the Angel in the “Virgin of the Rocks”), about 1483-85, Leonardo da Vinci