The Art of Portraiture

The Art of Portraiture


Three sessions on Sunday afternoons
12:00- 3:00pm

Upcoming dates:

  • December 2, 9 & 16, 2018



Students will work from the model to identify the structure and anatomy of the head and bony landmarks. We will learn to use proportions and measurements, planar construction, and expressive cues to capture likeness. We will work first in charcoal and then in oil paint, with the goal of rendering a convincing portrait with a well balanced color palette. Workshop will include demonstrations, discussions and individual instruction at the easel. Open to all levels.



Jenny Carolin received her Masters in Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting from Syracuse University, and her Bachelors in Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art and Design. She has taught Figure Drawing, Foundation Drawing and Drawing and Painting for Non-Art Majors for the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. She also teaches drawing and painting at the New York School of the Arts. Currently she is the Director of Shoestring Studio and a Co-Founder of the Mudhouse Artist Residency and the Athena Standards Residency programs in Greece.