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2 Day Charcoal Portrait Workshop in Nashville, TN

  • Warehouse 521 521 Heather Place Nashville, TN, 37204 United States (map)

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Nashville, Tennessee


Tuesday & Wednesday
September 17-18, 2019
9:30-4:30 pm
$325 includes model fees

2-day Drawing Workshop taught by artist Casey Childs focusing on building a stronger foundation in traditional portraiture. Students will work from a live model to create a convincing, lifelike portrait in charcoal. This workshop is open to artists of all skill levels interested in improving their ability in traditional charcoal drawing.

The class will slow down and create a single portrait from the same live model over the duration of the workshop giving students time to understand concepts. Casey will break down the difficult task of drawing the portrait into simple steps the can be applied to any subject. He will help the student understand how to begin by seeing masses over lines to improve accuracy in the drawing. Students will focus on drawing shapes the first day and finishing touches the final day. Technical instruction will be supplemented with brief lectures while Casey demonstrates his drawing process. Casey will also assist students individually during the workshop.

Artists, ranging from beginning to advanced, will have the opportunity to work from a live model, and will receive one-on-one instruction gaining a fuller knowledge of traditional portraiture. This class is definitely not for the casual hobbyist but for the serious artist who wants to take his/her art career to the next level.

The workshop will cover key concepts including construction of the head, light & shadow, shapes, values & edges, use of charcoal medium, studio practices and proper use of materials.


September 17-18, 2019, 9:30am – 4:30pm (1 hr break for lunch).


Nashville, TN

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