Oct
7
to Oct 8

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

(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.

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Oct
18
to Oct 22

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

(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

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Oct
26
to Oct 28

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

(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

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Nov
10
to Nov 12

3-Day Workshop: Portrait Drawing in Pastel

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


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Feb
6
to Feb 10

[CLASS FULL] 5-Day Oil Workshop: Copy Painting of the Old Master

(San Jose, CA) Discover how studying an Old Master can give us invaluable insights into their process, aesthetics and techniques.When you copy a drawing or a painting by an Old Master, you are not only exposed to his or her drawing techniques, but at the same time you study their thinking process. For this workshop, we will copy of one of William Bouguereau's paintings. The goals of doing a master copy are to learn how the artist approached color, value, edges, and design or composition. 
This special workshop is for people who love classical art. This is a small class with indiviualized instruction, so space is limited. Cost is $650.

Contact Cuong Nguyen via email icuong@yahoo.com for information and registration.

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Feb
28
to Mar 12

10-Day Workshop in Argentina with Cleo Art Club

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) I will be teaching an intense 10-day workshop at Cleo Art Club, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This workshop is focusing how to draw human faces, and how to use pastel pencils to create realistic skin tone. More info to come soon!

Contact Federico D´Elia via email  info@cleoartclub.com.ar for information and regsitration
www.cleoartclub.com.ar

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Mar
22
to 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.

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May
4
to May 8

2-Day and 3-Day Pastel Workshops with Pastel Society of Eastern Canada.

(Montreal, Canada) I will be teaching 2-day and 3-day workshops with Pastel Society of Eastern Canada. These workshops are 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 I will demonstrate my 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. More info to come soon! 

Please contact Myles via email for more information: hottuna66@gmail.com

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Jul
23
to Jul 25

3-Day Workshop: Portrait Painting in Pastel with ARTENSITY

(Ann Arbor, MI) 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.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT DEBRA ZAMPERLA artensityworkshops@gmail.com

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Aug
2
to Aug 4

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

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Sep
15
to Sep 17

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

(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

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Jun
6
to Jun 7

2-Day Workshop: Portrait Drawing in Pastel

  • International Association of Pastel Societies Conference (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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May
5
to May 7

3-Day Workshop: Portrait Drawing in Pastel

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

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Apr
17
to Apr 28

10-Day Intensive Program on Pastel Portraiture

  • Flemish Classical Atelier (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

(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

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Mar
3
to Mar 5

3-Day Workshop: Portrait Drawing in Pastel

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.

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Feb
18
to Feb 19

2-Day Workshop: Drawing the Human Face

(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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