Portrait and Figure Drawing for Beginners (online)

Dominique Medici

Dominique Medici

Class Description

The directness of pencil and charcoal on paper makes them great materials for learning proportion and value. Drawing can seem intimidating, but it is manageable when we break down the process into small steps. Each month we will work from a combination of drawings, paintings, photos and/or models. Medici will demo and break down each assignment into clear and consecutive steps with focus on Proportion, Value and Edge. Practicing this way month after month will give you a solid foundation in drawing.

The first class of each week is a demo, discussion, and Q&A. The class demo will be recorded so that you can replay and draw along with it. Class recordings expire 1 week after the class ends. The second class of each week is a combination of critiques and painting time. We learn as much from each other as we do from our own critiques. Critiques are optional, but suggested. You can listen to the critiques and/or work on your drawing during the critique classes. 

About the Instructor

Dominique Medici is a Figurative Artist specializing in Oil Painting. She studied in London and has exhibited internationally, including The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Art in Action and Christie’s Young Artist Exhibition. Medici has received awards from The Portrait Society of America, Art Renewal Center, Oil Painters of America, and Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, among others. Medici has undertaken numerous portrait commissions and her work is displayed in many private collections throughout the US and Europe. Dominique has a passion for teaching and has taught extensively, both privately and publicly.



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