Dates / 10.10. - 13.10.
Time / 11.00-7.00
Price / 890€

Benjamin Eck Projects

Müllerstraße 46a / München

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TIME magazine cover Artist for the first time in Germany

4 days

Müllerstr 46a
80469 Munich

We work with live models, but a one-off fee of €40 is due for the 4 days.
Cash is payable to the STUDIO directly on the first day of the workshop.

Title: Constructive Portrait Drawing Workshop with Oliver Sin

Description: This workshop is crafted to provide a comprehensive yet accessible experience for artists of all levels, whether you are a beginner looking to explore your creative potential or an experienced artist seeking to refine your portrait drawing techniques. This workshop is designed to meet you where you are on your artistic journey. It offers you a unique opportunity to learn from the artist himself. Oliver's expertise and passion for teaching will guide you through the process of creating stunning expressive portrait drawings.

This workshop will help you to delve into the fundamentals of drawing portraits, focusing on essential knowledge of shapes, planes of heads, anatomy, value rendering, and more through a series of engaging exercises and step-by-step demonstrations from picture references that Oliver will provide. Students will learn the techniques of mastering expressive portraiture drawings with vine charcoal, and charcoal pencils on drawing papers.

One of the highlights of this workshop is the chance to receive personalized feedback and guidance from Oliver. He has over 22 years of professional teaching experience at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. With his keen eye and constructive critique, you will have the opportunity to refine your portrait drawing skills and elevate your skills to new heights. Let‘s embark on a journey of creativity, self-discovery and unlock the artist within you.

Material list:
“Drawing the Head for Artists” by Oliver Sin as your textbook
Extra Soft Vine Charcoal or Willow Charcoal
A pad of 17x14" "Strathmore" 70 lbs Drawing Paper. Medium Surface
Drawing board with clips
4B and 6B charcoal drawing pencils, "General's" brand
"stabilo" #645 pastel pencil
White Pastel Drawing Pencils, "General's" brand
any toned drawing papers, mid-brown or mid-gray 1 sheet18"x12"
Kneaded Eraser
X-acto knife
Final Faxitif or hairspray

Bio: Oliver Sin is an alumnus of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA, with a BFA in Illustration. Right after Oliver graduated in 1996, he started his art career as a computer game concept artist at LucasArts. Since 2001 until now, Oliver has returned to his school to be an art professor for the School of Fine Arts and 2D Animation. Oliver has been so drawn to art even as a little boy, started drawing at the age of 3.

Somehow, portraiture just seems to be his favorite form of expression which he constantly practices, not only as an art professor but as a favorite hobby as well. Oliver's first art book, “Drawing the Head for Artists” is published in 2019, hereafter, the Spanish, Dutch, and German versions become available in 2020. Oliver's first educational step-by-step DVD, "Portrait Drawing Simplified" was published by Streamline Publishing in April 2022. Two of Oliver's portraits were commissioned and featured on the cover of Time Magazine as part of their "100 Women of the Year" project, March 2020 issue, see attachment. Oliver's vine charcoal portrait drawing of his dad won First Place in Drawing at the Portrait Society of America International Art Competition in 2021. For consistent achievements of artistic excellence in the art field of fine art portraiture, Oliver has earned "Signature Status" with the Portrait Society of America in 2022.

Samples of art can be reviewed at: