Portrait in Pastel (or Charcoal)

Event Type:
Dates: Thursday - Friday, March 10-11, 2022, 9:30am - 3:30pm

In this class we’ll paint two portraits, one each day. We’ll have a different live model for each day.

The first day I’ll teach a classical tonal portrait technique on tinted Canson Mi-Teintes paper: starting with the drawing, then bringing out the deep dark and light structures, and then nourishing this with luminous skin colors. This is a basic technique that can be used for all mediums and subjects.

The second day we’ll first establish a simplified portrait drawing on Clairfontaine’s Pastelmat; then we’ll create a colorful, impressionistic underpainting using diluted pastels that will sink into, and become part of, the substrate. Pastels are then lushly applied over this for the final painting, leaving parts of the underpainting visible or not. It’s great fun! This can also be a technique for all subjects.

For those who wish to work simply in black and white, we’ll develop charcoal technique in portraiture over the two days.

Please request materials list at registration.

Experience Level: Intermediate (Some Experience Necessary)


Boca Grande Art Center
236 Banyan St.
Boca Grande, FL 33921

Workshop Schedule

  • Thursday, March 10, 2022, 9:30am - 3:30pm
  • Friday, March 11, 2022, 9:30am - 3:30pm

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Per Ticket Price: $375.00
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