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Charcoal Portraits with Robert Kelley ***CANCELED ***


Date: Saturday - Sunday, June 1st & 2nd
Time: 10-1pm, 2-5pm, 1 hour lunch break
Cost: $350.00 ($5 off if paid with check/Venmo/Paypal)

Join Robert in this two-day workshop where you will discover how to take your ordinary charcoal portraits to that next level of extraordinary.  Robert Kelley is a master at both portraits and the charcoal medium.  In this class, Robert will show you how to take your portraits to the next level. He will share his approach and thought process as he creates his charcoal portraits.  He will share techniques along with technical issues that you may run into when working with charcoal!  Class size is limited due to the one-on-one approach that Robert uses with his students.  If you are ready to be pushed to the next level in your art, Robert is the teacher to help you get there! 


  • Artists who have some experiences in drawing portraits and understand the anatomy and structure of a face, but are now ready to move into a looser approach in portraiture

  • Artists that are interested in feedback on where they are in their portrait work, and ready to apply that feedback into a more fluid type of work.

Supply List:

Newsprint pad,  Strathmore 400 drawing paper 18x24 , compressed charcoal pencils HB,2B,4B , kneaded eraser, tombo mono zero eraser ( optional) , electric eraser ( optional) , chunk willow charcoal and vine charcoal sticks ,charcoal powder,  blending stumps asst size, small stiff bristle paint brushes.   

Saturday, Day 1:

  • 9:00 – 4:00 - Workshop  

    • Robert will begin the day with demo.  He will briefly discuss how he begins a piece, but this workshop is devoted more to taking an ordinary portrait to EXTRAORDINARY.  Robert will show how he takes an old piece and reworks it into a new and more in-depth portrait.  Students will spend most of the day working on their own assignments, while Robert walks the room to meet and guide each individual wherever he/she is in the process.  Robert will provide one-on-one throughout the entire day, with each individual being his main focus.

  Sunday, Day 2:

  • 9:00 – 4:00 - Workshop

    • Robert will begin the day with a quick demo, but the majority of the workshop will be devoted to students continuing on their portraits from Day 1, and beginning new portraits.

Acceptable Payments:

Check for $345.00 made out to: 
Liv and Chiu art studio
1355 4th Street, 2nd Floor, 8A
Berkeley, CA 94710
Venmo $345.00 to @livandchiuartstudio
PayPal $345 to PayPal.Me/livandchiuartstudio

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