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Thursday: Portraits: A Basic Drawing Approach [Ages 15-Adult]

05/24/2018 07:00 PM - 06/14/2018 09:30 PM ET


Adult Classes + Workshops


  • $170.00




This is a class for those who want to develop their basic drawing skills through drawing portraits. (click title for more info & materials list)

Teaching Artist: Paul Mordetsky
Thursdays, 7:00-9:30pm: 4 sessions
May 24 - June 14, 2018
Members: $155 | Regular: $170
Late fee of $25 will apply from May 17, 2018


All levels of skill and/or experience are welcome. With a live model posing, students will explore the general anatomy and plane structure of the head and features, while also working to build core-drawing skills. The instructor will demonstrate the relevant drawing techniques and materials usage along with an anatomical overview of the head and features.

Materials Needed: soft, medium, and hard General’s compressed charcoal pencils (or sticks), a kneaded eraser, a box cutter/utility knife/single edge razor blade and medium fine sandpaper for sharpening, and a 14x17” (or bigger) Strathmore or Canson drawing pad (other brands and paper types are fine, too, depending on student preferences).

About the Teaching Artist: Paul Mordetsky has been teaching adults and children throughout Central NJ since 1991. He has had solo and featured shows at the Artists’ Gallery, The Morpeth Gallery, The Trenton City Museum, the Peddie School, Mercer County Community College, and at the Gross McCleaf and Rosenfeld galleries in Philadelphia, PA, and he exhibits regularly in group shows. His works are in many public and private collections, notably, The Trenton City Museum, Cigna, NYNEX, NJ Bell, Dupont, Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission and Educational Testing Services. Mr. Mordetsky received his B.F.A. in painting from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1976. Mr. Mordetsky currently teaches drawing and design at Mercer County Community College as well as general art and art history at the Princeton Latin / Princeton Science Academy.

For more about Mr. Mordetsky’s art, please click here.

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