Portrait and Figure on Toned Paper

Dominique Medici is a NYC-based artist specializing in both Egg tempera and Oil painting. Primarily a portrait and figure painter, she studied in London and has exhibited internationally, including Art in Action, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Christie’s Young Artist Exhibition. She was a semi-finalist in the 2016 BP Portrait Prize, 2006 Outwin Boochevor Portrait Completion and recently received an honorable mention in the 2014 Portrait Society of America members show and honorable mention for portraiture during Oil Painters of America’s 24th Annual National Juried Show and the Margaret Dole Award at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 118th Annual Exhibition. Dominique has undertaken numerous international portrait commissions and her work in displayed in many private collections throughout Europe and the US. Dominique has a passion for teaching and has taught extensively both privately and publicly.
1:30-4:30 P.M.
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
Paper, 1 small, 1 large:

  • Canson Toned paper
  • Steel gray or felt gray


  • Staedtler Lumograph 2H, H, HB x2
  • Generals White Charcoal Pencil (white) x2


  • Pencil Sharpener (stanley knife, exacto blade or sharpener with well)
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Sketchbook for notes
Drawing is a fundamental skill that underpins all classical art. In Drawing the Portrait on Toned Paper, we will use both black and white charcoal to develop your understanding of proportions, value structure, and learn about rendering form. This workshop, led by NYC-based artist-instructor Dominique Medici, will teach students how to break down the process of drawing into clear and consecutive steps.