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Portrait Drawing with David Caesar

April 2, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm



SUNDAY, APRIL 2  |  11am – 5pm

MAX. 10  |  Ages 16+

$125 plus HST

Please bring your own drawing materials and sketch pad.

Join artist David Caesar for this fun and exciting workshop covering the basics of drawing portraits from both life and photographs. David teaches a classical approach which incorporates high realism, with a focus on skill building. He works in the way of the old masters using keen observation and focused critique. His own work is highly detailed and masterful and his class environment encourages students to challenge themselves!

During the workshop, David will review the basic proportions of the head and face and move on to a methodology of capturing the likeness of our subject.  You will start by drawing each other (bring your happy face!) and move on to working from photos for a final project.

From basic structure to final rendering, students will come away with a new understanding of the portrait drawing process and have the tools to embark on their own projects with confidence!

Feeling adventurous?  Bring any medium you like – pastel, watercolour, acrylic, etc. Come prepared!

ALL LEVELS WELCOME! Suitable for Beginner and Intermediate students.

Students are asked to bring:

  • sketchbook (9 x 12″ or larger)
  • pencils, eraser
  • small ruler
  • if you have a photo of someone you would like to draw or a project you would like to share, bring it along!

About the Artist

David Caesar is a Guelph-based artist who graduated from the Illustration Program at Sheridan College.  He has been teaching at the Guelph School of Art for over 15 years and has been a guest teacher and lecturer at a number of venues including highschools and Nippising University.

His award-winning artwork can be found in both private and public collections and he has designed a number of coins for the Royal Canadian Mint.  In 2018, his painting “Drift” was featured on the cover of the novel “Moon of the Crusted Snow” by Waubgeshig Rice.  He is currently immersed in a multi-media speculative fiction project called “Arctic World”. https://www.davidcaesar.com/


Cancellations up to 7 days prior to start date will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative fee. No refund of fees will apply to cancellations within 7 days of start date (fees may be applied/credited to an alternate workshop depending on availability).


To help ensure the course you’re interested in runs, we suggest you register no less than two weeks in advance. In the event of insufficient registrations ECFTA reserves the right to cancel workshops. You would be eligible for a full refund of fees, or credit for a future workshop, pending availability.


April 2, 2023
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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