Portrait Drawing Workshop



Learning to draw faces and heads is a challenge for all of us. Classically trained contemporary artist and teacher, Gabriel Coke, will demonstrate and teach methods for drawing realistic portraits. As guest instructor for this special 2-day workshop, Gabriel will show you methods in measuring proportions, blocking in planes and surfaces of the head, placement and structure of facial features, and muscle structure.

When: Saturday, August 20, 10am-2pm and Sunday, August 21, 10am-2pm Where: The Scribbles Institute Cost: $150 includes model fees and materials Prerequisite: Level 3 Drawing Lab at the Scribbles Institute or equivalent (contact Rob if you have questions).

Seating is limited to 8, so register soon! Refreshments and healthy snacks will be served, but you may want to bring a lunch (we have a fridge).

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Gemini Jack Gabriel Coke was born in Colorado and spent his early years in the Midwest, but considers the west coast his home. He graduated from high school in Oregon, studied in Washington, and for many years lived and painted in a large studio in Arcata, California. For the past 15 years he has lived and taught in the south bay area. He lives with his family among the redwoods in the mountains near Santa Cruz. He is currently the atelier program director at New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU).

Gabriel’s artistic passion is the classical style of drawing and painting taught by the old masters. The combination of art and science that goes into the accurate rendering of form in space appeals to his curious mind. Although he studied painting and drawing in college, Gabriel was not satisfied with his artistic progress until he started to meet and study with his real teachers – the masters who were willing to share their experience and knowledge with him directly.

Gabriel has studied drawing and painting in fine art studios and ateliers across the United States and Europe, including:
The Grand Central Academy of Art, New York City; New York Janus Collaborative, Harlem, New York; Frovik Kunstskole, Sannidal, Norway; Ecole Albert deFois, Loire Valley, France;
The Studio of Anthony Ryder, Santa Fe, New Mexico; The Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, Washington; The Concrete Tower, Old Arcata Creamery, Arcata, California.

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