200-Portrait Drawing

Students will learn how to create a likeness through observation. The structure of the human head, proportion, facial features, and rendering form will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on expressive line quality, and understanding the figure in terms of volume and form. Various dry media will be explored including graphite, vine charcoal and conte crayon. Demonstrations will be provided.

This class will be taking place online using ZOOM. Instructions on how to access the class will be sent the Friday before the class start date.

Special Notes


About the Instructor

Oscar Peterson

An alumnus of Pratt Institute and The Art Students League of NY. Studied with leading realist painters as Max Ginsberg and Nelson Shanks, teaches at The Art Students League, NYC and gives private lessons. Award winning portrait artist; exhibits in NY, NJ and Connecticut galleries.


Class Details

April 03 - May 22, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Days: Monday

Tuition: $265

Member Tuition: N/A

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art

Semester: Spring 2023

Level: Adult-All Levels

Instructor: Oscar Peterson