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Portrait Drawing on Coloured Paper


Saturday & Sunday, January 26 & 27     10:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day

Instructor: Daphne Cote

Class fee includes model fee.

Experiment with drawing techniques on colored paper to give a lifelike 3-dimensional quality to your portraits. We will be using black and white charcoal and Conté. We will be working on how to make the face feel round and have depth, and creating different textures (such as smooth skin, textured hair, and fabric), and touching on facial anatomy as needed. We will be working from both models and photos.

About the Instructor:  Daphne Côté has been instructing art classes since 2004. She was drawn to the study of visual arts, and has been painting, since she was a small kid. She has been showing and selling her work for more than 18 years. The human figure is the main subject of her work, although she also dabbles in landscape and still life. Daphne likes to dig out the beauty, purpose, and essence in everything she sees.

‘Light in Life, both in people and our surroundings, inspire me.’ — Daphne

See Daphne’s work at

Supplies: Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies:

  • Canson Mi-teintes Pastel pad, assorted colours, 9x12”
  • Vine charcoal    black charcoal pencil    white charcoal pencil    sanguine Conté pencil or stick
  • White eraser    kneaded eraser
  • Blending stomps
  • Utility knife with really good locking mechanism (no loose blades, no Exactos)

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