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Drawing Boot Camp (Week 5 Drawing - Portrait Drawing)

  • Mon, June 26, 2023
  • Wed, June 28, 2023
  • 3 sessions
  • Mon, June 26, 2023, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (CDT)
  • Tue, June 27, 2023, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (CDT)
  • Wed, June 28, 2023, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (CDT)
  • WAL Gallery and Studio, 701 Sawdust, The Woodlands, 77380
  • 2


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Drawing Boot Camp Week 5 -  Long Pose Portrait Drawing 

Students may be given the opportunity to produce detailed portraits from a live model. Expanding upon the concepts from Weeks 1 through 4, participants will execute a sensitive and precise portrait drawing from life. After developing a refined block-in, with an emphasis on structure, proportions, and likeness, we will proceed to thoroughly render the three-dimensional form. Daily demonstrations and critiques will focus on the properties of light and its relationship to the portrait, as well as values, anatomy, perspective, and manipulation of materials. Artists of all levels are welcome.

Drawing Boot Camp at The LaRock Art School:

The Drawing Boot Camp is a series of five (5) workshops to introduce and practice the key concepts and processes of drawing realistically.  These are the same concepts taught during the first year of study at the LaRock Art School but in the form of condensed three (3) day workshops.  Artists will be challenged to think in three dimensions, make more accurate decisions, and to create drawings that are true to life.

Ideal for Artists who want to take their art to the next level by applying their knowledge of form to a long pose portrait drawing.  The Drawing Boot Camp begins the last week of May and continues for the month of June.  Perfect for all ages of art students interested in obtaining concentrated drawing instruction during the summer break.

This is a unique opportunity to experience a wide range of drawing techniques from beginning materials and concepts in week one and concluding with long pose portrait drawing in week five.

Week 1: Beginning Materials, Methods, Features, Faces and Figures

Week 2: Beginning Form

Week 3: Intermediate Form (cast drawing) and the Practice of Perspective

Week 4: Still Life, Landscape and Interior Drawing

Week 5: Long Pose Portrait Drawing

Space is limited:  These workshops will be given at the LaRock Art School (701 Sawdust, Spring 77380) in the working studio of Tom LaRock.  Therefore each workshop will have an enrollment limit of 5 students.


  • Each workshop builds on the information and experience of the previous workshops.  
  • Single workshop registration is available based upon individual needs, interests or summer schedule.
  • The entire series of workshops will include demonstrations and lectures on each step of the drawing process as well as frequent one on one guidance and critiques.
  • Students will work at their own pace on their own drawings.
  • Due to the short time frame, emphasis will be put on learning and understanding concepts, rather than creating completely finished works of art.

Register for each workshop individually on the Workshops page of the Woodlands Art League website (

If you have any questions email, text or call Tom.


Text or call:  (281)292-4811

The Woodlands Art League’s purpose is to further the cause and interest in the visual arts through teaching, programs, demonstrations, exhibitions, and community involvement. The organization is organized exclusively for educational purposes and is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. 


701 Sawdust Rd.

Spring, TX 77380

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