• Session: Oct 15th & 16th (5:30 – 8:30pm)
  • Session: Dec 10th & 11th (9am – 12pm)
  • Instructor: Steve Chmilar
  • Experience: All welcome
  • Ages: 16+
  • Cost: $160

This two-day intensive will help you with the fundamentals of portrait drawing. The first day will focus on the time-tested Loomis method for starting to capture the human head from any angle. With simple repetition exercises, we will learn to simplify complex subject matter into its basic elements. On the second day, we will spend most of the class working on a portrait from a high resolution life-size photo reference.

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.