Saturday November 7: The Presentations
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.
Painterly Self-Portrait in Pastels (Live)
Proficiency in both oils and pastels makes Alain Picard the perfect teacher for artists looking to learn or improve their skills with pastels.
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.
Classic 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: babailov.com
CSOPA Online Portrait Seminar
November 7 and 14, 2020
Outstanding faculty present
tips and tools for intermediate to advanced artists
Drawing, Pastels, and Painting
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
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
$150 CSOPA MEMBERS
Saturday, November 7 Presentations only
$125 CSOPA MEMBERS
Get or renew CSOPA Membership/Check status prior to registering for savings plus exclusive access to event videos:
Online registration Link:
(Subject to change. Updates posted here.)
9:30 - 10:30 Mary Minifie PowerPoint and Live Poetry in Portraiture
10:40 - 12:20 Alain Picard Live Self Portrait in Pastel
12:30 - 2:20 Grace DeVito Video and Live Portrait Demo in Oil
2:30 - 3:30 Igor Babailov PowerPoint and Live Classic Drawing
3:40 - 4:40 All Faculty Panel Discussion moderated by Alain Picard
11:00 to 12:30 pm Morning Critiques with Igor Babailov
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.