Portrait Drawing Demo

With Master Artist

Teresa Oaxaca

Teresa Oaxaca, Charcoal on toned paper

Workshop fee:

$50.00 USD


1 Friday Evening, February 21st, 6:30pm - 9pm

Course Description

In this exclusive event, watch how master artist Teresa Oaxaca draws a portrait in her unique style. Teresa, who is classically trained, will show you how to create an out-standing drawing with simple art supplies. The artist will discuss her choices about the posing and lighting of the subject and how to set up her working environment. She will also talk about the importance of the composition, form & value, and how she gathers them all into her style inspired by the Old Masters and ornamental design from many different periods of history, the Victorian, Baroque and Rococo, Gustav Klimt & John Singer Sargent... No filming is allowed during the event.

What You'll Learn

The traditional method of drawing

Experience Teresa’s views of art materials and how they relate to the technique drawing. The durability of drawings and choosing the best art supplies will be discussed too

Ideas about effective composition, form & value will be discussed

The importance of the lighting and how it relates to drawing

Edges and realism vs. draftsmanship

Realities and stories about the artist’s life, art history and how to continue to learn to be a painter

Kline Academy Visiting Instructor Shaun Berke


Teresa Oaxaca

Teresa Oaxaca is an American born artist based currently in Washington D.C. She is a full time painter whose works can be seen in collections and galleries throughout the US and internationally. Her talent has been recognized and rewarded by museums and institutions such as the American Museum of the Cowboy, The former Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Art Renewal Center, The Elisabeth Greenshields Foundation, the Posey Foundation, and The Portrait Society of America and the Museu Europeu D’Art Modern in Barcelona. Her training includes a four-year diploma at the Angel Academy of Art (Florence Italy, Graduate studies at the Florence Academy, an Apprenticeship with Odd Nerdrum in Norway, and studies at the Art League of Alexandria VA where she trained with Robert Liberace, Paul Lucchesi, and took many other courses. Currently she teaches workshops around the United States and in Europe.