The Art of Portraiture Spring Session

The Art of Portraiture Spring Session


Three sessions on Thursday evenings
6:30- 9:30pm

Upcoming dates:

  • April 11, 18 & 25, 2019



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 with a grisaille underpainting and then in subsequent layers of glazing and scumbling, with the goal of rendering a convincing portrait with a well balanced color palette. The workshop will include demonstrations, discussions and individual instruction at the easel. Open to all levels.

 Our courses are for adults only, unless explicit permission has been given by the instructor, and a parent or guardian is also enrolled in the class.


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 Figure Drawing and Contemporary Figure 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 Crete and Athens, Greece. 


Student Work from class by Engy AlGarf

Student Work from class by Engy AlGarf