Portrait drawing

July 29 > August 2, 2019

5 days tuition

30 hours

12 places are available for each workshops.

Teaching is conducted in English.

Below 50% of participants the course is canceled.

Payment in 2 installments: 50% upon registration, 50% the following month.

Tax included


July 29 > August 2, 2019 - 5 days tuition - 30 hours

Portrait drawing





Location: Paris Academy of Art – 78, rue Raspail – 92270 Bois-Colombes - France

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Medium: Charcoal drawing

Class size: 8 to 12 students

Language: English

Schedule: 9 am > 12 am / 1 pm > 4 pm




Working from a live model Teresa will demonstrate construction of a 2D likeness using light and shade with emphasis upon transition and articulation of the form. Gesture and expression are discussed, including how the artists may bring the form to life with their own natural calligraphy of style. Topics include chiaroscuro, form modeling, half tones and high light, massing of tone, terminator/core line of shadows, basic anatomy and how to render detail without losing form or overall harmony.  






Teresa Oaxaca is an American born artist based currently in Washington D.C. She is a full time painter whose works can be seen in collections and galleries throughout the US and internationally. Her talent has been recognized and rewarded by museums and institutions such as the American Museum of the Cowboy, The former Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Art Renewal Center, The Elisabeth Greenshields Foundation, the Posey Foundation, and The Portrait Society of America and the Museu Europeu D’Art Modern in Barcelona.

Her training includes a four-year diploma at the Angel Academy of Art (Florence Italy, Graduate studies at the Florence Academy, an Apprenticeship with Odd Nerdrum in Norway, and studies at the Art League of Alexandria VA where she trained with Robert Liberace, Paul Lucchesi, and took many other courses. Currently she teaches workshops around the United States and in Europe. 

In addition to her studio work she takes a variety of portrait commissions including Family Portraiture, Professional/Business, Custom and Informal arrangements. She exhibits widely and sells her work on a regular basis. She also recently founded a fashion company called “House Of Oaxaca”, selling wares online at 






 5 sheets of toned Mi-Teintes Canson paper (Buff, Oyster, Pearl, Moonstone, Cream, or any other off whites/greys) 48x63 cm
 1 stick jumbo charcoal (Please make sure that it is vine and not compressed charcoal instead)
 1 kneaded eraser
 vine charcoal in soft, medium, and hard
 white chalk
 conte crayons (white and black)
 charcoal Spray Fixative
 #1 round bristle brush, #2 long flat bristle, #8 long flat bristle, #8 round bristle (or similar) 
 tape or metal bulldog clips to attack paper to drawing boards




What's included 

Five days of tuition, end of workshop aperitif.

What's not included

Materials and accomodation.



The Paris Academy of Art is an approved atelier by the Art Renewal Center


Data sheet

July 29 > August 2, 2019
78 rue Raspail - 92270 Bois-Colombes
5 days
9am to 12pm - 1pm to 4pm
12 places
Portrait Drawing