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Workshop Title
Portraits in Graphite
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
Drawing Media
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Subject / Focus
Portrait Drawing
Class Description
Lynda Giles will guide you with step by step instruction in portrait drawing.
About the Artist
- Owner Operator of Lynda Giles Art Studio
- Previous Owner Operator Harvey House B&B and Art Studio
- Writer and Illustrator- "Kristopher Finds A Rainbow" for Rainbows Canada
- Speaker for "Words on Work"
- It has been said "I teach a mean perspective and drawing course".

Lynda is basically self taught with an enthusiasm in believing in herself and her God given talent to share her artistic knowledge with others. She has a great understanding of the students that have difficulty learning, due to dyslexia and ocular dominance, expressing to them that perseverance believing in ones' self and passion, opportunities will be present. The words "I can't" and "not good enough" are not in her vocabulary. Her philosophy is when you say "I can't" a door is closed, at the least try and doors will open.
Lynda's career as an artist has included commissions, murals, juried shows and instructing classes for seniors, instruction for rehabilitation, instruction for art schools along with the Board of Education, Catholic and Public. Electives, P.D. Workshops and teaching to the curriculum, classes from Junior Kindergarten to grade 8 has been just some of her programs. Several of her adolescent students taught at her home studio have won numerous awards in local juried art shows and even been in the Robert Bateman children's calander.

Most importantly, Lynda makes learning fun!
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Supplies Students Should Bring:

Paint / art media
- Graphite Pencils: 2H, HB, B, 3B
Art Surface / Support
- Sketch Book
- Drawing board (optional)
- Large drawing pad of newsprint (optional)
Supplies and Tools
- Erasers
- Paper Stomps
- Ruler
Reference materials
- Provided by instructor
- Bring your own photo for final project (optional)

Materials Instructor Will Bring:

Materials the instructor will provide
- Photos

Workshop Outline: Complete: All-4 Class Series, 1 only-Single Session, 1 & 2 - Saturday OR Full Day

Session 1
Week 1:
- Introduction
- Demos and discussion by instructor
- Students will learn skills as they draw each other
Session 2
Week 2:
- Students will work together step by step drawing from photo provided by instructor
- Instructor demos and discussion
Session 3
Week 3:
- Laying value on previously drawn portrait for a photo-realism finish
Session 4
Week 4:
- Working on class project or if confident, one of your own choosing

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