Saturday November 7: The Presentations

Morning Sessions

#1 Igor Babailov - 
Classic Self Portrait Drawing (PowerPoint and Live) 
Fine art begins and continues with drawing. Here is a special opportunity to learn classic drawing techniques from Russian Academy-trained Igor Babailov. This acclaimed painter of popes, nobility, celebrities and world leaders blends tradition with contemporary relevance. 
Visit his website to learn more about work and full teaching schedule:

#2 Alain Picard - 
Painterly Self-Portrait in Pastels (PowerPoint and Live)
Proficiency in both oils and pastels makes Alain Picard the perfect teacher for artists looking to learn or improve their skills with pastels. 
Visit his website to learn more about work and full teaching schedule:

Afternoon Sessions

#3 Grace Mehan DeVito - 
Portrait Demo in Oil (Video and Live)
Weekend CSOPA workshops with Grace DeVito sell-out quickly for good reason. We learn so much from her successful blend of techniques spanning decades of learning,  teaching, and important commissions.
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#4 Mary Minifie - 
Poetry in Portraiture (PowerPoint and Live). 
"We are more than realist painters. We are artists." MM
Join in an inspirational journey with this acclaimed Boston School painter whose exquisite portraits have been compared to the masterworks of Paxton and Tarbell.
Visit her website to learn more:

CSOPA Online Portrait Seminar    
November 7 and 14, 2020    
Outstanding faculty present     
tips and tools for intermediate to advanced artists     
Drawing, Pastels, and Painting    
Deadline to sign up is midnight November 5.
Class size will be limited to first 40 to sign up.
Participants will  be assigned to a teacher for priority during Q&A and Critiques. 
All are welcome to be present for all presentations and participate as time permits.
Zoom meeting details will be emailed to all registered November 6 and November 13.

Both Days November 7 & 14
$175 Nonmembers 

Saturday, November 7 Presentations only
$150 Nonmembers 

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Schedule (subject to change)
November 7
9:30 - 10:30 am Igor Babailov PowerPoint Classic Self Portrait Drawing  
10:40 - 12:20 pm Alain Picard PowerPoint and Live Painterly Self Portrait in Pastel 
12:30 - 2:20 pm Grace DeVito Live Portrait Demo in Oil
2:30 - 3:30 pm Mary Minifie PowerPoint Poetry in Portraiture
3:40 - 4:40 pm All Faculty Panel Discussion 

November 14 All faculty are welcome for all critiques headed by the following
11:00 to 12:30 pm Morning Critiques with Igor Babailov and Alain Picard
1:00 to 2:30 pm Afternoon Critiques with Grace DeVito and Mary Minifie

Presented by The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists
a 501 (c) 3 Art Education Nonprofit
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Saturday November 14: The Critiques

Participants screen-share their work inspired by the presentations for faculty critiques.