Mon, November 8, 20215:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bodecker Foundation
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Presented in collaboration with ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena

In this four-week workshop, we’ll explore painting and drawing techniques while working from photos of human poses*. We will focus on figures and forms from a variety of races and ethnicities and will practice painting a spectrum of skin tones. You’ll learn the basics of color theory, linear perspective, compositional structure, figure/ground relationships, and visual perception and will be able to use watercolor and gouache techniques such as wash, wet into wet, and dry brush. No experience necessary. *Please note – artist examples will include semi-nude imagery. Suggested materials list will be provided with registration confirmation. For assistance with supplies please email

Tuesday and Thursday 5-6:30pm via Zoom | November 9, 11, 16, 18, 30 and December 2, 7 and 9


    DELBAR SHAHBAZ (she/her) is a Los Angeles based artist, originally from Iran. She received her first MFA degree from Art University in Tehran in 2008 and for the past ten years has pursued a career as a professional artist and educator. In 2013, Delbar moved to the United States. She received her second MFA from ArtCenter College of Design and has worked at ArtCenter as part-time faculty since 2016. Delbar has exhibited in her work in Los Angeles, Tehran, London, Chicago, Montreal and New York. As an educator, she is dedicated to helping her students foster their enthusiasm and passion for the artwork they create.


Bodecker Foundation
2360 NW Quimby Street
Portland, OR 97210
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