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Portrait Drawing Essentials with Mina Mohtasham


Instructor: Mina Mohtasham
Dates: July 18-22 (Monday–Friday)
Times: 9 am–12:30 pm
Workshop Location: Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT
Levels/Ages: All levels welcome; ages 14+

This foundational drawing workshop is steeped in the academic studio tradition. Students will work using direct observation from the clothed portrait model. Students will learn to draw utilizing a sequential, systematic progression designed to strengthen visual acuity and develop a strategic approach to interpreting the visual experience. An intimate class size allows for in-studio demonstrations and individualized critiques. 

Students may take workshops separately, but we strongly encourage attending the drawing series as a foundation for the painting workshops.

Artist Bio
Mina Mohtasham received a BFA in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2021, where she studied with artists such as Peter Van Dyck, Scott Noel, Gary Weisman, and Stuart Shils. During her studies, she received numerous awards and honors, including the Raymond D. Estelle Rubens Travel Scholarship, the Susan Mcdowell Eakins Figure Painting Prize, the Stimson Figure Sculpting Competition, and first place recognition for her cast drawings. In 2021, Mina was awarded an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant. Currently, Mina is attending the Core Program at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, in order to further develop her skill set in observational drawing and painting, with the goal of depicting the world in a naturalistic and poetic way.

Please consult the instructor's supply list to confirm and/or obtain the items necessary for the workshop.

Special Notes
Workshop participants will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts has removed the mask mandate for students, staff, faculty, models, and visitors inside of our buildings. 

The health and safety of our guests are of the utmost importance. We are regularly monitoring the guidelines of the CDC and will adjust our policies accordingly.

Please review our terms and conditions prior to enrollment.

Students between 14-18 years old must review and accept our Youth Programming Policies and Procedures. In addition, a Participant Conduct Agreement and Medical Form are required, which may be completed and submitted online.

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