Teresa Oaxaca: The Portrait in Charcoal. December 3-5

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Teresa Oaxaca: The Portrait in Charcoal. December 3-5


The Portrait in Charcoal
December 3-5

9 am-4 pm
$395 includes model fees

Join us for a three-day intensive portrait workshop where students will learn to work with charcoal, white chalk and brushes to create a quick likeness.  

Students will work from live models and Teresa will walk participants through the posing and lighting of the subject and the set up of drawing boards and tools. Live demos will be given to demonstrate how one constructs a 2D likeness using light and shade.  

Some discussion terms of the class will include line and gesture, chiaroscuro (learning to see patterns of light and shade), form modeling, half tones and highlights, massing of tone, terminator/core line of the shadows, basic anatomy, and how to render detail without loosing form or overall harmony.  Emphasis on transitions and articulation of the form will be discussed, as well as gesture and line expression/calligraphy.

Students will receive regular critiques with individualized instruction.  Handouts of step by step drawing stages will be available along with the framed original drawings for students to study in class.  

Artist Bio-

Teresa Oaxaca is an American born artist based currently in Washington D.C.  She is a full time painter whose works can be seen in collections and galleries throughout the US and internationally. Her talent has been recognized and rewarded by museums and institutions such as the American Museum of the Cowboy, The former Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Art Renewal Center, The Elisabeth Greenshields Foundation, the Posey Foundation, and The Portrait Society of America.

Her training includes a four-year diploma at the Angel Academy of Art (Florence Italy, Graduate studies at the Florence Academy, an Apprenticeship with Odd Nerdrum in Norway, and studies at the Art League of Alexandria VA where she trained with Robert Liberace, Paul Lucchesi, and took many other courses.  Currently she teaches workshops around the country.  

In addition to her studio work she takes a variety of portrait commissions including Family Portraiture, Professional/Business, Custom and Informal arrangements.  She exhibits widely and sells her work on a regular basis.  

Within Washington D.C. she has participated with local groups such as The Esperanza Education Fund and the National Education Association.   In 2014 she became a member of the Young Partners Circle of The National Museum of Women In The Arts.  She is also a registered member of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and an Ambassador for the newly established Da Vinci Initiative, which designs and promotes skill-based learning and lesson plans for US K-12 public school educators.  



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