Instructor Mark Giangaspero
# of Days 2 Days
Start Date March 17, 2018
End Date March 18, 2018
Location The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center




March 17th – 18th  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Members: $150                                 Non-Members: $175

A portrait is not just a likeness.  This 2-day workshop will cover the artistic elements that make an outstanding portrait.  Design, composition, color, and pose are some of the elements that will be discussed.  This workshop is designed to take your portraiture to the next level.  Intermediate and advanced level students.


Student will be required to bring their own painting and drawing supplies. Class size is limited.





Instructor Biography

Mark Giangaspero studied and taught visual arts under the late Jack Richards until Mr. Richards’ passing in 2014.  Mark has taught drawing and painting classes (in a variety of media) at CVAC over the past six years. He has shown his work in such prestigious galleries as the McDonough Museum (Youngstown State University), Viewpoints at the Cincinnati Art Club, the National Arts Club in New York and the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown where his pieces, Mr. Richardson and Portrait of Chris, are held in the Institute’s permanent collection.

Supply List

  • oil or acrylics. If you already have these, bring what you have. If not, bring titanium white, ivory black, raw umber, burnt sienna, raw sienna, lemon yellow, cad orange, cad red medium, violet, ultramarine blue, phatlo blue, phatlo green, chrome green, palette, vine charcoal, mineral spirits, paint rag, 14 x 18 or 16 x 20 canvas, 3 filbert bristle brushes #2, #4 and #6. Synthetic sable brush filbert #8 or #10. If you want to work in pastels, bring a set of pastels and paper.
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