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  • 15 Oct 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Loft Artists Association, 575 Pacific Street Second Floor (Stairs), Stamford, CT


  • Youngs artists ages 12 & up

Introduction to Portraiture for Youth ages 12 & up 

with ShawnaLee Kwashnak  CANCELLED

Saturday 10am-11:30am October 15th 

Location: Loft Artist Association, 575 Pacific Street, Stamford, CT

Sponsored by

The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists and The Loft Artists Association

 in conjunction with the exhibition 

Faces & Figures 2022( or

$25 per student. Max 12. Register early!

Young artists ages 12 & up are invited to take part in a very special portraiture program with celebrated artist ShawnaLee W. Kwashnak ( ), a CSOPA board member and mother of three.   In this unique workshop, students gain valuable experience learning and practicing important pencil techniques, facial proportions and techniques for observing while sketching.  Class is a combination of demonstration, handouts to keep, and hands on practice while learning new skills about portraiture each step of the way.  Students will create a self portrait from a mirror (provided).  

Limited to 12 students. First come first served.  Parents to sign a waiver allowing press coverage of students in class.

Materials provided:

  • A collection of graphite or Charcoal pencils (pre-sharpened)
  • Art paper.
  • Erasers
  • Small mirror

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