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Teen Studio: Portrait Drawing

Do you feel your portrait drawings lack realism, do you struggle when trying to draw realistic eyes, noses, lips, and ears? There are many proven methods to help you develop these skills. In this class, participants will study head proportion scheme and placement of elements within the head shape, as well as different ways to draw facial features. They will learn how to shade a portrait by understanding a tonal scale and exploring the reductive value drawing method. This class will further explore different portrait drawing techniques such as pencil, charcoal and black pen to help students find their favorite mediums and motivate them to pursue their practice. All levels welcome, differentiated instruction available.

Schedule: Tuesdays, 5- 6pm
Session Dates: Oct 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9
Grades:  6-12



  • Tuition: $150
  • Location: Kala Gallery and Classroom
  • Instructor: Anita Sulimanovic
  • 5 Classes
  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021 — November 9, 2021
  • 5pm — 6pm
  • Materials fee included with tuition


About the Instructor:

Anita Sulimanovic is an artist and educator living and working in Alameda, CA. Anita holds an MFA from Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland and a BA in Sculpture from The Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia. She has been teaching art for 25+ years, including at the Edinburgh College of Art, the Oakland School For the Arts, and at several schools in the Bay Area. She received classical European training in drawing, painting, applied arts, and design, and has a strong background in art education and art history. Since  2008, she has taught youth and adults studio-art disciplines and art history at the art school she founded in Alameda.   Anita has exhibited internationally since 1994. www.anitasulimanovic.com.