Dates :
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Museum’s School of Art
The Art of the Charcoal Portrait

Welcome to the Museum’s School of Art

Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8
9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

In this intensive workshop, we will revisit the fundamental principles of portraiture (proportions, values, composition) using models and soft charcoal – a medium that is at once simple, versatile and expressive. We will also briefly look at various approaches to charcoal throughout the ages, from the Classical period leading up to today.   

Instructor: Elaine Despins, artist and art educator

Materials for the series: Kneaded eraser ; A sketchbook between 14X17 inches or 16X20 inches (Strathmore Series 400  ou 500) ; A few sheets of glassine to protect your work.

Elaine Despins completed her international MFA in Berlin in 2010. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and the U.S. and can be found in private and corporate collections. The recipient of grants from both the Canada Council for the Arts and the international Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, her studio practice encompasses oil painting, charcoal drawing and pastel.

General Public: $200
VIP’s and those under 30 years old: $180

Refund policy: A full refund, minus a $50 administration fee, will be issued for cancellations received up to 10 days prior to the start of the activity.

No refunds are issued for cancellations received less than 10 days prior to the activity, unless the cancellation is made for reasons of force majeure. In such case, please contact us to obtain a full refund.

514-285-2000, option 5