top of page
FADS 221A/FADS221B - Portrait
/Self Portrait Workshop

Have you always wanted to tackle the mystery of drawing the human face, head and hair? Well, you could not have a better opportunity than to learn from one of the finest artists in the area. This workshop is an introduction to drawing the portrait. Quick demonstrations of applying line and value will be given, along with general rules and proportions of the face will be discussed. Participants will have approximately 2 hours to draw their own portrait with feedback from the instructor.

Instructor Bio


Amy Araujo is a large-scale drawer investigating issues on identity. Araujo received her BFA in 2012 and MFA in Drawing in 2016 from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She has been included in various exhibitions across the country and has had work displayed at the Frederick Douglass Unity House of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, in response to the Immigration Ban passed in 2017. She has participated in live drawing events as part of the International Conference on Penal Abolition and Mass Incarceration and was the first artist selected for the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Residency Program. She has

most recently taught a variety of drawing classes as a part-time lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and currently lives in New Bedford, MA



  • A Mirror, large enough to see your whole head

  • Charcoal- compressed sticks and vine (compressed is best)

  • Charcoal pencils

  • Eraser

  • Pencil

  • Mechanical pencil

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Chamois

  • Conte-black and/or sepia

  • Newsprint or Drawing Paper pad- no smaller than 18” x 24” or paper roll

  • Duct tape, masking or painter’s tape (1 roll

    *All participants are welcome to bring anything extra they would like to experiment with.


bottom of page