Sep
15
Sep 17

[CLASS FULL] 3-Day Workshop: Portrait Painting in Pastel

  • Cuong Nguyen Studio

(San Jose, CA) This workshop is designed to create a relaxed, informative, yet focused working environment for all skill levels. The core of the lesson will be based on drawing, values, edges, composition and creating life-like skin tone color. Students will focus on the fundamentals of drawing the human head while developing new skills in soft pastel. The workshop will feature a live model, and Cuong will demonstrate his own techniques to draw from life. Students will learn to use an approach that helps them see the big shapes first, and then go into details towards the end of the session. This is a great opportunity for you to discover your own passion for drawing, or just take your existing skills to the next level. This is a small class with indiviualized instruction, so space is limited. Cost is $400.

For information and registration, click HERE

Oct
7
Oct 8

2-Day Workshop at Liv and Chiu Studio, Berkeley, California

  • Liv & Chiu Art Studio

(Berkeley, CA) This workshop is designed to create a relaxed, informative, yet focused working environment for all skill levels. The core of the lesson will be based on drawing, values, edges, composition and creating life-like skin tone color. Students will focus on the fundamentals of drawing the human head while developing new skills in soft pastel. The workshop will feature a live model, and Cuong will demonstrate his own techniques to draw from life. Students will learn to use an approach that helps them see the big shapes first, and then go into details towards the end of the session. This is a great opportunity for you to discover your own passion for drawing, or just take your existing skills to the next level. This is a small class with indiviualized instruction, so space is limited.

For information and registration, click HERE.

Oct
18
Oct 22

[CLASS FULL] 5-Day Workshop: Portrait Painting in Oil

  • Cuong Nguyen Studio

(San Jose, CA) This 5-day portrait workshop will begin with instruction on the proportions of the head from basis lines to more detailed rendering of features based on an understanding of anatomy. We will also emphasize working in a limited palette in oil so as to focus on tone and value. The fundamentals of drawing, values and edge relationships will be emphasized as they apply to the figure. We will develop a likeness of the model by learning to interpret what we see, and by simplifying the features and focusing on basic shapes and forms. The first day of the workshop will be an orientation to all materials involved and a complete demonstration of the process of painting the head from a live model. Some drawing experience preferred. This is a small class with indiviualized instruction, so space is limited. Cost is $600.

For information and registration, click HERE

Oct
26
Oct 28

3-Day Workshop at Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, FL

  • Lighthouse Art Center

(Tequesta, Florida) This workshop is designed to create a relaxed, informative, yet focused working environment for all skill levels. The core of the lesson will be based on drawing, values, edges, composition and creating life-like skin tone color. Students will focus on the fundamentals of drawing the human head while developing new skills in soft pastel. The workshop will feature a live model, and Cuong will demonstrate his own techniques to draw from life. Students will learn to use an approach that helps them see the big shapes first, and then go into details towards the end of the session. This is a great opportunity for you to discover your own passion for drawing, or just take your existing skills to the next level. This is a small class with indiviualized instruction, so space is limited. 

Click HERE information and registration, or contact Jennifer Chaparro: Jennifer@LighthouseArts.org

Nov
10
Nov 12

3-Day Workshop: Portrait Drawing in Pastel

  • New Museum Los Gatos

I will be teaching this 2-day workshop at New Museum Los Gatos studio, CA. This workshop is designed to create a relaxed, informative, yet focused working environment for all skill levels. The core of the lesson will be based on drawing, values, edges, composition and creating life-like skin tone color. Students will focus on the fundamentals of drawing the human head while developing new skills in soft pastel. The workshop will feature a live model, and Cuong will demonstrate his own techniques to draw from life. Students will learn to use an approach that helps them see the big shapes first, and then go into details towards the end of the session. This is a great opportunity for you to discover your own passion for drawing, or just take your existing skills to the next level. This is a small class with indiviualized instruction, so space is limited.

For information and registration
Call 408.354.2646 or email Gabriel Coke at: numustudio@gmail.com


Mar
22
Mar 25

4-Day Workshop: Portrait Drawing in Pastel

(Santa Barbara, CA) I will be teaching this 4-day workshop at Santa Barbara Visual Artists studio, Santa Barbara, CA. This workshop is designed to create a relaxed, informative, yet focused working environment for all skill levels. The core of the lesson will be based on drawing, values, edges, composition and creating life-like skin tone color. Students will focus on the fundamentals of drawing the human head while developing new skills in soft pastel. The workshop will feature a live model, and Cuong will demonstrate his own techniques to draw from life. Students will learn to use an approach that helps them see the big shapes first, and then go into details towards the end of the session. This is a great opportunity for you to discover your own passion for drawing, or just take your existing skills to the next level. This is a small class with indiviualized instruction, so space is limited.

Contact Jan Baker via email: janbakerartist@gmail.com for information and registration.

Aug
3
Aug 5

3-Day Workshop: Portrait Painting in Pastel

(Morro Bay, CA) This workshop is designed to create a relaxed, informative, yet focused working environment for all skill levels. The core of the lesson will be based on drawing, values, edges, composition and creating life-like skin tone color. Students will focus on the fundamentals of drawing the human head while developing new skills in soft pastel. The workshop will feature a live model, and Cuong will demonstrate his own techniques to draw from life. Students will learn to use an approach that helps them see the big shapes first, and then go into details towards the end of the session. This is a great opportunity for you to discover your own passion for drawing, or just take your existing skills to the next level. This is a small class with indiviualized instruction, so space is limited. 

Please contact Lynn Douglass for information and registration:

longarmlynn@aol.com
661-619-2461


Jun
6
Jun 7

2-Day Workshop: Portrait Drawing in Pastel

  • International Association of Pastel Societies Conference

I will be teaching this 2-day workshop at IAPS Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This workshop is designed to create a relaxed, informative, yet focused working environment for all skill levels. The core of the lesson will be based on drawing, values, edges, composition and creating life-like skin tone color. Students will focus on the fundamentals of drawing the human head while developing new skills in soft pastel. The workshop will feature a live model, and Cuong will demonstrate his own techniques to draw from life. Students will learn to use an approach that helps them see the big shapes first, and then go into details towards the end of the session. This is a great opportunity for you to discover your own passion for drawing, or just take your existing skills to the next level. This is a small class with indiviualized instruction, so space is limited.

For information and registration, email contact@iapspastel.org

May
5
May 7

3-Day Workshop: Portrait Drawing in Pastel

  • Arts in Rome

I will be teaching this 3-day workshop at Arts In Rome Atelier, Rome, Italy.. This workshop is designed to create a relaxed, informative, yet focused working environment for all skill levels. The core of the lesson will be based on drawing, values, edges, composition and creating life-like skin tone color. Students will focus on the fundamentals of drawing the human head while developing new skills in soft pastel. The workshop will feature a live model, and Cuong will demonstrate his own techniques to draw from life. Students will learn to use an approach that helps them see the big shapes first, and then go into details towards the end of the session. This is a great opportunity for you to discover your own passion for drawing, or just take your existing skills to the next level. This is a small class with indiviualized instruction, so space is limited. Further information is available on the Arts in Rome website.

For registration call +39 3281424151 or email Bianca at info@artsinrome.com

Apr
17
Apr 28

10-Day Intensive Program on Pastel Portraiture

  • Flemish Classical Atelier

(Bruges, Belgium) This workshop will feature live model, and Cuong will demonstrate his own techniques to draw from life using soft pastels and pastel pencils. Students will learn to use an approach that helps them see the big shapes first, and then go into details towards the end of the session.

The first day of the workshop will be an orientation to all materials involved and a complete demonstration of the process of painting the head from a live model. Students will do some exercises on how to apply pastels on sanded paper to create realistic skin-tones. The remainder of the ten-day workshop will continue with instruction on the proportions of the head from basic line to more advanced anatomical study. From there, we will focus on developing a likeness from the model by learning to interpret what we see–simplifying the features and focusing on basic shapes and forms as described by masses of color, plus light and shadow. Demonstrations and individual attention will be emphasized, enabling each student to produce a finished drawing by workshop completion.

This workshop is designed to create a relaxed, informative, yet focused working environment for all skill levels. The core of the lesson will be based on drawing, values, edges, composition and creating life-like skin tone color. Students will focus on the fundamentals of drawing the human head while developing new skills in pastel.

More information available on the Flemish Classical Atelier website.

Call Telephone: +32.472.63.2588
or Email Aego Lat at studio@flemishclassicalatelier.com

Mar
3
Mar 5

3-Day Workshop: Portrait Drawing in Pastel

  • Santa Barbara, CA

I will be teaching this 3-day workshop at Santa Barbara Visual Artists studio, Santa Barbara, CA. This workshop is designed to create a relaxed, informative, yet focused working environment for all skill levels. The core of the lesson will be based on drawing, values, edges, composition and creating life-like skin tone color. Students will focus on the fundamentals of drawing the human head while developing new skills in soft pastel. The workshop will feature a live model, and Cuong will demonstrate his own techniques to draw from life. Students will learn to use an approach that helps them see the big shapes first, and then go into details towards the end of the session. This is a great opportunity for you to discover your own passion for drawing, or just take your existing skills to the next level. This is a small class with indiviualized instruction, so space is limited.

Contact Jan Baker via email: janbakerartist@gmail.com for information and registration.

Feb
18
Feb 19

2-Day Workshop: Drawing the Human Face

  • Triton Museum of Art

(Santa Clara, CA) The human face is one of the most challenging subjects to draw, especially for beginners. Cuong Nguyen is returning to teach this special class focusing on how to draw realistic human faces. You will learn to use pencil or conte to draw eyes, nose, lips, and ears, and then how to put them together with realistic proportions. If you are at all compelled to become a portrait artist and really want to master the art of drawing faces that are realistic and lifelike, this course is for you! Further information is available on the Triton Museum website.

For registration Call (408) 247-9340 or email: education@tritonmuseum.org

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