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Dominique Medici Studio: Charcoal Portraits on Toned Paper

  • Inscape Arts and Cultural Center 815 Seattle Boulevard South, Studio 207 Seattle, WA, 98134 United States (map)

Dominique Medici Studio

Dec 2-3 2017

9:00am -4:00pm


Tuition: $250

(Semi Private Workshop, Limited to 6)

All Levels Welcome


About Dominique Medici Studio:

This workshop will be held in my private north light studio at The Inscape Arts building in Seattle's International District. In addition to the romantic image of the old masters working in a north light studio there are practical advantages as well. A north facing window yields the most constant light throughout the day. The naturally diffused light creates controlled values, subtle hues and nuanced temperature shifts. The workshops will be limited to 6 spots. The benefit of a small group is that each student will get much more individual attention and guidance. I will draw with the group for some portion of the weekend. As the old goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words".  I am looking forward to sharing the studio with you and working together.


Course Outline:  

Drawing is a fundamental skill that underpins all classical art. Drawing the Portrait on toned paper using both black and white charcoal is a great way to develop your understanding of proportions, value structure and rendering form. I will provide demos, breaking down the process of drawing into clear and consecutive steps, as well as critique and instruction each session. This class is open to amateurs and professionals alike.


Workshop Schedule:


AM: Introduction ,Demo, Q&A. Exercises with Black and White Charcoal

PM: 3 hr portrait drawing  - 20min sessions with 5min breaks in between


AM: Portrait drawing - 20min sessions with 5min breaks in between

PM: Portrait drawing- 20min sessions with 5min breaks in between.