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1435 North Oak Street
Calistoga, CA 94515

(707) 942-2278

New Workshops

2 workshops over 3 days offered from Deirdre Shibano


Day 1 - January 8th 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm

Introduction to Portrait drawing

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IN THIS ONE-DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP,  WE  WILL EXPLORE THE PROPORTIONS of the HUMAN HEAD … 

There are general rules of proportion called scaffolding, which will take the guesswork out of … HOW TO DRAW THE PORTRAIT. We will use these formulas to discover how to draw The head, straight-on, The semi-profile, The profile.

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We will discover the importance of understanding light and shadows in order to make form and learn how to create a 3-dimensional object on a 2-dimensional surface …We will use 3-D casts to draw from … In this workshop, there will be demonstrations, hand-outs and individual critiques.  It is important to note that the goal of this workshop is to provide the tools to help you take the guesswork out of portraiture, and to approach it with sound and proven strategies and methods.

$60.00 per day …  Drawing materials will be provided in the Fee

Please bring your lunch with you!  We have a fridge & microwave etc.

*  You must pre-register to attend: call, email CAC or pay with paypal link above

If you have any questions about the workshop contact Deirdre:

deirdreshibano.com      deirdres665@gmail.com   cell:  510 734-3818


Day 2 & 3, January 9th & 10th 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm

Classical Approach to Portrait Painting

IN THIS TWO-DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP,  WE  WILL EXPLORE THE CLASSICAL APPROACH TO PORTRAIT PAINTING  *You must pre-register to attend

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On the first day, we will review the general scaffolding rules of portrait painting… with regards to the proportions and measurements of the head.  We will pay special attention to drawing the portrait with paint in a monotone sketch in order to note the structure, values and form. This will be an excellent introduction to the process as well as a needed review for some-Making preliminary sketches to determine composition, What is our “focal point”?

Determining the value not only of the subject but also of the background are crucial elements of a readable painting!  We will spend at least the first half of the first day noting these crucial elements in a monotone underpainting using burnt umber and gambol only!  The second half of the first day will be the “noting of color balance”  We will set the color relationship using “dead” color.

On the second day, we will rework the colors so that they are “clean” and sensitive to the form. Special attention will be taken to the “edges and color relationship as it pertains to distance, space, and importance.

Demonstrations, handouts and individual critiques will be given.

2 days for $120.…  This will include the model’s fee.

Please bring your lunch with you!  We have a fridge & microwave etc.  

Please bring your own supplies… email me if you should need a supply list at:  deirdres665@gmail.com

Easels and tables/stools will be provided

If you have any questions about the workshop contact Deirdre:

deirdreshibano.com      deirdres665@gmail.com   cell:  510 734-3818