January 16th to February 20th



Ages 14+



Instructor is Marian Pham


In this class, we will focus on drawing the human head using Chiaroscuro and Sfumato techniques. There are many methods and processes to drawing the human head and figure. My approach is to help you train your eye to simplify shapes in light and dark values, and to develop healthy drawing habits by the end of the class. All levels of artists are welcome.


During the first four classes, we will utilize photo references to learn how to break down the drawing process into five steps: gesture, proportions, shadow shapes, edge control, and detail. For the last two classes, we will draw from a model and discuss how to use one light source for a drawing session. 


Please see supply list for required materials

Portrait Drawing with Marian Pham- Ages 14+

    You do not need to acquire every item on this list. Please choose a group of materials that you are most comfortable with, or already have in your possession.

    Fabriano Toned Paper Pad, Clay, 11¾” x 16½” (can be purchased online at Blick’s)
    Strathmore Charcoal Paper series 500, Blue Gray, 19” x 25”, two sheets

    Drawing Tools:
    CarbOthello Pastel Pencils
    - Caput Martuum Red
    - Titanium White
    Cretacolor Leads
    - Sanguine Dry
    - White
    Conte Crayons (these are harder and waxier than most pastel pencils)
    - Sanguine Natural
    - White B

    Kneaded EraserSanding Pad (I prefer the Nitram sharpening bloc with refillable sanding pads)X-Acto knifeDrawing BoardSketchbook and pencil for notes

Bountiful Davis Art Center

90 N Main St. Bountiful, UT 84010

801.295.3618  ·  info@bdac.org

Tu - Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM   Sat: noon - 5 PM

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