Friday, March 21, 2014

Danvers Dog Park Fundraiser: Learn to Make A Charcoal Dog Portrait

You may remember about a year ago I donated a pair of oil painting for an art auction to benefit the Danvers Dog Park. Well, the park is still raising funds -- it costs a lot to build after all. This time I am donating my time and talents in a different way. For starters, I will be offering two workshops during the April Vacation Week (one for kids and one for teens/adults). In these workshops I will teach participants how to work from a photograph of their pet to make a portrait using charcoal.

The date: Thursday, April 24th
The time: 3 - 5pm for ages 8 - 12 and 6 - 8pm for teens & adults
The place: Hosted by the Salem School of Music, 3 Pleasant Street, Salem, MA 01970

All proceeds go to the park fund. I am taking no fee as an instructor and the Salem School of Music is donating the use of their space.

Here is the flyer with all the info on that...



And in tandem with the upcoming workshops, I will be making lots of charcoal dog portraits. Its been a while since I took commissions, so I wanted to revive the muscle memory through practice, practice, practice. To get my source material I had to ask my friends and they came through with lots of photos of their doggies. For each portrait I make, if the owner wants to purchase it, I will donate all of the sale price to the dog park. Stay tuned, for posts of the results.

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