Portraits & Faces Week – 5 Day Art Retreat


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Portraits & Faces Week – Art Retreat WITH 3 DIFFERENT INSTRUCTORS


10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

$495 ($395 + $100 Supply Fee)

Class Limit: 15 Students

Summer Week-long Retreat at Artelier!

Looking for a creative getaway not far from home? Why not spend a week at
Artelier exploring and experiementing with a diverse range of materials? During Portrait Week, we’ll be focusing on observational drawing in traditional mediums such as charcoal and graphite, as well as mixed media and chalk pastels.
Portraits & Faces Week is the perfect retreat if you’re looking to revitalize your drawing practice, sharpen up your portraiture skills, or embrace a new medium altogether. Throughout the week we’ll make studies and create portraits from a live model.

5 days of artmaking with 3 different instructors!

Monday: We’ll start the week with observational drawing in charcoal and graphite with Farhad Amini.
Tuesday: On day 2 we’ll continue to drawing from observation using a live model as reference.
Wednesday: TBD
Thursday: Introducing colour, we’ll next move on to portraits in soft pastels with David Shkonly
Friday: Wrapping up the week will be more chalk pastels using a live model as reference.


About the Instructors:

Farhad Sadeghi Amini is a dedicated lecturer and award-winning artist with an MA in Fine Arts and over 10 years of experience teaching in a university setting. He has been showcased in numerous international art exhibitions over twenty countries. In addition to his artistic achievements, Farhad has actively contributed to the artistic community as a Director on the Burnaby Arts Council. He has also served as a juror for the esteemed Burnaby Film Forum (BFF), further showcasing his commitment to supporting and promoting the arts in various forms.

To see more of Farhad’s work, check out his Website, Facebook, and Instagram:

Website: sadeghiamini.com

Facebook: @farhadsadeghiamini

Instagram: @farhadamini907

Check out more classes with Farhad!

     Portraits and Faces - Farhad Amini

Asal Andarzipour is a multidisciplinary artist and curator. Currently, Asal’s practice is focused on oil painting and photography with roots in her long-term studies in design. Her art lives on in numerous private collections in the North America, Europe and the Middle East. Asal hold a Master of Fine Arts from Syracuse University as well as two other art degrees.

To see more of Asal’s work, visit her Website and Instagram:

Website: asalandarzipour.com

Instagram: @letlilymanifest

Check out more classes with Asal!

FIGURE DRAWING WITH INSTRUCTION     Drawing for Tweens & Teens

David Shkolny grew up in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (1992). He has been teaching painting and drawing since 2001. David’s artwork is in collections across Europe and North America as well as the Canada Council. Recent public commissions include a painting for Fort Saskatchewan City Hall as well as a pastel for the Kaye Edmonton Clinic.

To see more of David’s work, check out his Instagram:

Instagram: @daveshko

Check out more classes with David!

Introduction to Pastel - Portrait    People in Places in Pastels

Student Supplies:

1. Any extra materials or supplies you would like to use
2. Suitable art clothes, hand towel, notebook, snack, drink, and your own PPE (mask, hand sanitizer)

You will receive a 20% discount on all art supplies, from your registration until the end of the series!

Artelier is located at 10045 81 Avenue NW, Edmonton (back alley entrance). The workshop space is one block south of The Paint Spot.

Portraits & Faces– 5 Day Art Retreat, Edmonton, Alberta

Additional information

Portraits & Faces Week

Friday: Soft Pastels with Live Model, Monday: Observational Drawing, Portraits & Faces Week 5-day Retreat, Thursday: Soft Pastels, Tuesday: Drawing from Live Model, Wednesday: TBA

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