Working with a live model, explore formal and expressive aspects of portrait drawing. Through both short and long poses, learn the basic anatomy and proportions of the human head, and investigate various approaches to personal expression.

Students are responsible for providing their own supplies. View the supply list.


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About the Instructor

Karina Kadiyska earned her bachelor’s degree in painting (1999) and master’s degree in sculpture (2001), both from Boston University. Prior to her studies at BU, Karina received a solid academic art training in Moscow, and after graduating from the masters’ program, she spent two years in Carrara, Italy, further studying sculpture. Karina works both in 2-D and 3-D media, creating brush drawings of plants and figurative sculptures.