Upcoming Events

Portrait Fundamentals with Chris Brizzard

Date: February 13th, 2021          

Time: 10am to 4pm            

Cost: $100


In this one-day workshop, we will survey the fundamentals of portrait drawing and painting. In the morning, students will be presented with essential facial proportions, a simplified way to start the process, and considerations for choosing a photo reference. A demonstration from the artist will then follow. In the afternoon, students will work on a portrait of their choosing, either drawn or painted. The instructor will give feedback during this time and seek ways to apply what was learned in the morning session to student work.

*For more information and to register, please contact Whitney Watkins at 405-343-3883. Workshop limited to 6 participants.

Materials: drawing or painting supplies; reference photos (instructor will also provide images) We will be working from photographs.



About the instructor

Chris Brizzard started his formal training in drawing and design with Michael Mentler at The Society of Figurative Arts in Dallas in 2013. From 2014 to 2017, he studied at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia under instructors trained by Nelson Shanks. He now teaches drawing and painting at The Oklahoma Academy of Classical Art and Oklahoma Contemporary. Current influences include Alex Kanevsky, Nicolas Uribe, David Shevlino, Martin Campos and Jon Redmond. Examples of work can be found on Instagram at #chrisbrizzard.