Learn to paint museum-quality portraits, and move your figure drawing skills to the next level with our Weekend Portrait and Figure Drawing and painting boot camps! 3 hours long on Saturday, mid-June to mid-August. Model fee included.

PORTRAIT: This year, we decided to focus on the secrets of portrait painting that are not even taught at major art colleges. What colors should we use for shadows, halftones, lights, and halftones, to make the human skin look real? The answer comes from the scientific studies of paintings by Rubens and Titian, and we will use this method while painting a portrait from a live model.

FIGURE: The most challenging requirement of art college portfolios, strong figure drawing skills are the subject of this workshop! We will cover proportions, anatomy, shading of the human figure; talk about most common mistakes and how to avoid them. In the end, each student will bring home plenty of new skills along with several sketches and one very good finished drawing of a human figure.


The course is taught by Art School of SF Bay teachers Maria Zhalnina and Svetlana Teplova.

Pictures from the last year workshops: 


2105 Old Middlefield Way #D, Mountain View, CA 94121

Our calendar for the 2019-2020 school year:


First day of trial (demo) classes: Monday, August 19, 2019

First day of fall classes: Tuesday, September 3d, 2019

Thanksgiving break: Monday, November 28th, 2019 - Sunday, December 1st, 2019 - Thanksgiving break (no classes)

New Year break: Monday, December 23th, 2019 - Sunday, January 5th, 2020 - winter art camps, no classes

Spring break SF: Monday, March 30, 2020- Friday, April 3, 2020 - spring art camp in San Francisco

Winter Break MV: Monday,  February 17, 2020 - Friday, February 21, 202 - winter art camp in Mountain View

Spring break MV: Monday,  April 6, 2020 - Friday, April 10, 2010 - spring art camp in Mountain View

Winter Break SJ: Monday,  February 17, 2020 - Friday, February 21, 202 - winter art camp in San Jose

Spring break SJ: Monday, April 13, 2020 - April 17, 2020 - spring art camp in San Jose

Summer break: Monday, June 1, 2020 - Sunday, August 9th, 2020- summer art camps and classes

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