Practical Approaches to Portrait Drawing w/ Christopher Batten

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Practical Approaches to Portrait Drawing w/ Christopher Batten

$40, $35 MEMBERS

Provide your own materials.

Creative Alliance resident artist, Christopher Batten, will ease you through the normally daunting process of creating a realistic portrait through drawing media. No experience necessary, open to all skill levels.

Workshop participants will be given a brief overview of facial anatomy, with an emphasis on how the skull impacts the surface qualities of the face. Planer construction will also be discussed, as well as the importance of NOT focusing on generating likeness in the early stages of portrait construction. Participants will leave the workshop with a solid understanding of the “part to whole” approach that is necessary in composing sound portraits.

Ages 15 and up.


  • Charcoal and carbon pencils (4b, 6b) or Sanguine / Black Conte Crayons
  • Newsprint / sketch pad 11 x 14” or larger
  • A kneaded eraser

SAT OCT 6 | 2-5PM | $40, $35 MEMBERS

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