Jan 16 2020
Feb 20 2020
Portrait Drawing with Marian Pham- Ages 14+

Portrait Drawing with Marian Pham- Ages 14+

Presented by Bountiful/Davis Art Center at Bountiful Davis Art Center

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:

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

Admission Info


Dates & Times

2020/01/16 - 2020/02/20

Location Info

Bountiful Davis Art Center

90 North Main Street, Bountiful, UT 84010