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Portrait Drawing Classes Chicago

Learn the art of portrait drawing in Chicago and discover techniques for capturing the likeness and personality of your subjects. Develop your skills in shading, proportions, and facial features to create realistic and expressive portraits.

Unfortunately, no classes in-person in Chicago have spots left, but 2 classes live online are available.

Figure and Portrait Drawing Combined

92nd Street Y

Explore the art of capturing the human form and face with precision and depth in this immersive drawing course. Master the intricacies of anatomy and bring your figures and portraits to life using a variety of drawing mediums. Join a community of artists online as you work with live models and engage in class discussions and demonstrations.

Monday, Feb 26th, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)

Portrait Drawing: Black & White to Color Pencil

92nd Street Y

Unleash your artistic expression and master the human form with this dynamic online course that takes you from graphite to vibrant colored pencils. Join us for an immersive experience in portrait drawing that will sharpen your skills in capturing the essence of the human face.

Wednesday, Feb 21st, 4–6:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

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The Art of Portrait: From Drawing to Painting

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Gain confidence as you draw and paint portraits by exploring all its aspects in this studio class. The first approach will be through drawing, learning the morphology and anatomy of the face and the head, progressively building skills of portrait representation. Eventually you’ll learn how to shift from drawing into painting, discovering shading, tone and color applied to portrait.  Through examples taken from different artists you’ll...

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Contemporary Portrait Making and Figure Study

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

From Head to Toe: Contemporary Portrait Making and Figure Study Explore figure drawing fundamentals: proportions, gesture, anatomy, line, shape, composition and mass/value, while working in dry media such as graphite, charcoal, and pastel. Study both classical and contemporary examples that range from Durer to Diebenkorn. We work with the live models during all sessions. Supply List please click here

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Drawing & Painting The Portrait

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Individual coaching on the drawing and painting aspects of portrait painting. Focus on developing your drawing skills only or develop your abilities to render the model in color.  Bring drawing and or painting materials of your choice to the first class for poses lasting 2 to 3 weeks

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Portrait Drawing

Evanston Art Center @ Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, IL

Begin to render pencil and charcoal portraits from photos. Start with the basics to become familiar with the main structures of the head, and how to render them with light and shade—building your skills for a future term when you will draw the model from life. Skill Level: Intermediate Important Notes: This interactive online class is presented via Zoom. Please download Zoom prior to your first class. You will be emailed Zoom meeting instructions,...

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Portrait Drawing

One Strange Bird @ 2124 W Division St, Chicago, IL

Learn the art of portrait drawing in our relaxed and engaging environment. Our teaching artists will walk you through creating portraits using reference photos. Use our array of charcoal, pencils, ink, and more to create detailed portraits with step by step instruction.

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