Portrait Drawing and Painting

A welcome into the world of classical drawing and painting, this course, co-taught by Bill Graf and Kevin McEvoy, is designed to usher students through a sequential series of works, teaching them the basics of how to draw in the "Sight Size" tradition. Beginning with graphite, progressing on to charcoal, and finally arriving at oil painting, students learn the most important concepts and lay the foundation for seeing.


Working from a live model, students learn to draw and paint portraits. Building upon principles which were established in plaster cast drawing and painting, great emphasis is placed on accuracy of shapes, mixing flesh tones, and capturing the sitter's personality.

All live portrait models are booked by the students through the use of an independent modeling agency, click here for Vidal Model Bookings




Instructors: Bill Graf 


Spring Time: Wednesdays, 10:00 am-1:00pm

Spring Start Date: May 3rd

Spring Class Length: 8 Weeks

Spring Price: $440 (Please note, prices are adjusted for late registrants)


Summer Times: Weds 2pm-5pm

Summer Start Date: July 12th, 2017

Spring Class Length: 8 Weeks

Summer Price: $440


Level: Beginner-Advanced

Class size: 4-10

Painting Materials

Be sure to check the Class Calendar for closings, holidays and room numbers.