Portrait Drawing in Graphite or Charcoal

23jun(jun 23)9:00 am04aug(aug 4)12:00 pmPortrait Drawing in Graphite or Charcoal

Event Details

Wednesdays, June 23 to August 4 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

For those who aim to take their skill sets in drawing farther, this class introduces the student to a step-by-step process that facilitates capturing the portrait from the initial contour to the fully rendered form in graphite or charcoal. Topics discussed will range from ideas on observation, measurement, and value as well as techniques meant to finalize the turn of form as well as the relationship of darkness and lights. Through in-depth investigation, the students will employ a signature approach to developing their own independent projects.

Carlos Gallostra is a representational artist whose practice has been shaped under numerous celebrated mentors in the U.S. and Italy throughout the years. He holds a B.F.A. from the prestigious New World School of the Arts of Miami, where he has taught over the past ten years, as well as an M.F.A. and an M.S. from the Pratt Institute of New York. In addition, he has furthered his studies at various ateliers, academies, and museums throughout the U.S. and abroad. Next to crafting his work, he takes great joy in imparting ideas, approaches, and helping his students find their voices in the arts.

Ticket Rates

Prorated tickets are available for this class. If you are unable to attend all of the scheduled classes, please send a request to education@fairchildgarden.org with the dates and times that work best for you and we can try to accommodate you.

Members $275 (for a seven-session course)
Non-Member $300 (for a seven-session course)


Tickets are nonrefundable. This class runs rain or shine. 

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