Charcoal Portrait: Leila (FR)

Monday, November 7th at 6 P.M. (EST)
Duration :
2 hours
Teacher : Julie Donaldson

$50 | offered online via ZOOM | Capacity: 50 persons
*This course is only offered in French.
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Charcoal Portrait: Leila (FR)

Create a beautiful charcoal portrait! In this two-hour workshop, you will explore a variety of techniques to produce a harmonious portrait: angles and highlights, contrasts, blending, erasing, etc. Julie will share all her tips and tricks! A workshop that allows you to enter the world of portrait drawing with confidence.

Open to intermediates.
Ages 15 to 99.

*This workshop is recorded (you will receive the video link 48 to 72 hours after the workshop)

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Part 1: Materials

To begin, Julie will cover several basic topics: what is charcoal, types of charcoal, choosing paper, squaring and the differences between graphite and pastel.

Part 2: Start Your Drawing

In Part 2, you will learn how to visualise your drawing in terms of mass and volume, and then gradually define your exact shapes, angles and highlights. You will also explore fading, blending and erasing.

Part 3: Adding details

To end the workshop, you will use various observation techniques for adding contrasts and accurate details. You will also get a chance to set or frame your drawing.


List of materials to bring:

✓ Canson® Mi-Teintes® Paper Pad (Grey Tones)
✓ Box of assorted natural charcoals
✓ Conté à Paris® White Pencil  
✓ Conté à Paris® 3B Black Stone Pencil
✓ Compressed charcoal sticks
✓ Kneadable eraser
✓ Mono Zero Tombow® Eraser
Reference document

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