Charcoal Portraits on Toned Paper
Dominique Medici
March 25, 2018 9:30am-4:30pm




Drawing is a fundamental skill that underpins all classical art. Drawing the Portrait on toned paper using both black and white charcoal is a great way to develop your understanding of proportions, value structure and rendering form. I will provide demos, breaking down the process of drawing into clear and consecutive steps, as well as critique and instruction each session. This class is open to amateurs and professionals alike.


Dominique Medici is a NYC-based artist specializing in both Egg tempera and oil painting. She studied in London and has exhibited internationally, including Art in Action, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Christie’s Young Artist Exhibition and the Society of Portrait Painters. She was a semifinalist in 2006 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and recently received awards in the 2014 Portrait Society of America members show, Oil Painters of America’s 24th Annual National Juried Show and the Margaret Dole Award at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 118th Annual Exhibition . Dominique has undertaken numerous international portrait commissions and her work in displayed in many private collections throughout Europe and the US, Dominique has a passion for teaching and has taught extensively both privately and publicly.

“I love working from life with direct observation because it is tangible and concrete. However, there is something that lies behind the obvious, a sense of mystery and wonder. Whether it is the model in the studio, a stream in woods or a crowded downtown scene, life has a sparkle and shimmer, I love connecting with that and trying to get an expression of it directly in my work. I am always searching for a quality of stillness in my work. There is a profound and serene joy that washes over when the boundary between subject and object is lost. My hope is that my viewers get a sense of this when looking at my work”—Dominique Medici

1 Sunday in March, 2018, 9:30am – 4:30pm
AM: 1 hr demo. Portrait drawing- 20min sessions with 5min breaks in between.
PM: Portrait drawing- 20min sessions with 5min breaks in between.

$125 (includes 1 day class)

All skill levels welcome.

Max 12 students.

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