Drawing the Portrait: Achieving a Likeness

Are you tired of drawing yet another generic face? Are you always making the nose too long or the eyes too close? Join Amy Foster, Metro Detroit’s best figure artist and instructor, in our studio for a 2-day workshop to get rid of those bad habits and replace them with a positive, mindful approach to drawing the portrait so it actually looks like the person you are drawing!

The workshop is geared toward artists looking to improve their drawing skills to achieve the subject’s likeness. Both beginner and advanced students are invited to spend two days learning to simplify the facial features while appreciating what makes each face completely different. Beginners will have the chance to learn a positive approach to drawing faces, while advanced students will find this to be an excellent opportunity to brush up on their drawing skills by reiterating basic drawing principles. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of gesture drawing and shorter poses which will help develop stronger drawing skills faster. That said, be sure to bring lots of paper!  

About the Instructor

As a 1994 graduate of the Center for Creative Studies – College of Art and Design in Detroit, Amy Foster received a well-rounded education in the field of illustration, graphic design and fine art. While she may dabble in painting and sculpting, Amy’s true passion is drawing and her favorite subject matter is the figure…male or female, youthful or mature, portrait or full figure, clothed or tastefully nude.

In 1999, Amy went into business for herself as a freelance artist and an art instructor. After teaching at a number of local institutions including her alma mater, now renamed the College for Creative Studies, she decided to open her own art studio in Richmond, Michigan. She still travels to teach workshops and some weekly classes. Amy considers teaching to be a true privilege which enables her to share her love of the figure and knowledge of art. Visit AmyFosterFineArt.com for more information and to see examples of her drawings.

How to Enroll

Use the “Register” button above to enroll in the workshop. You may pay by credit card or mail a check. Your registration is not final until payment is received. Space is limited, so enroll today!

Workshops are subject to cancellation because of insufficient enrollment or for other reasons. If a workshop is canceled, you will have the option to receive a full refund or transfer your registration to another scheduled workshop.