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Sun, Mar 29


Pastime for a Lifetime.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Inspired by Zin Lim's unique expressive portrait demonstration and ask all questions about charcoal drawing!

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Los Angeles, CA, USA
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Time & Location

Mar 29, 2020, 10:20 AM – Mar 30, 2020, 9:00 PM

Pastime for a Lifetime., 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401, USA


About The Event


  • March 29, Sunday. 9:30am-2:30pm : [WORKSHOP] Portrait Drawing
  • March 30, Monday. 6pm-9pm : [Demo + Q&A] Portrait Painting



[LOCATION]: Pastime for a Lifetime.

  • 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401, USA
  • For the both days, 3/29 and 3/30.

* We are waiting for confirming the venue and the date. When location/time is confirmed or changed, you will receive the notification with the exact address by email.





  • [WORKSHOP] Portrait Drawing : 150USD (VAT, tax and fees are included)
  • [Demo + Q&A] Portrait Painting : 120USD (VAT, tax and fees are included)




[PORTRAIT DRAWING WORKSHOP] March 29, Sunday. 9:30am-2:30pm


*For any experienced-level of artists who have been drawing or painting in any medium.

*Workshop runs in English.

*Zin teach alone and Space is limited to 12 artist-students. 


This workshop's consist of instructor's lecture/presentation/demo, student's multiple exercises and group/individual critiques.  Instructor, Zin Lim will introduce the both approaches in 'impressioninsm' and 'expressionism' for portrait by 2 main demos as well as by quick individual demos. During instructor's demo and lecture, you can ask any questions you had or will have about material, technique, composition and aesthetics to understand everything about the unique direction and art creation general. Zin will answer for all of student’s questions. The lectures and demos will cover the next themes and techniques.

  1. Understanding materials and medium.
  2. Understanding visual elements.
  3. Mindset to be an expressionist.
  4. How to avoid just rendering but move onto expressing.
  5. How to create interesting strokes, textures and pattern.
  6. How to design solid and interesting portrait art.
  7. Basic Composition for successful portrait art.
  8. Color scheme. (painting workshop only)


You will exercise and experiment on creating multiple portraits form reference photos provided.You will create portraits from choice of photo references (you will receive an email with link to images before workshop. You can  also bring your own photos you like to work from)During you are creating your own drawing, Zin will provide timely feedbacks, mini demos and answer for questions.For last one hour of workshop, Zin critique on students’ works. Mostly group critique. Sometimes 1 on 1 depending on the progress of workshop activity.Beginning artists will be able to learn-

  1. Various application techniques in charcoal drawing and oil painting,
  2. Basic proportion for drawing/painting human head,
  3. Step by step work order for efficient construction of portrait art,
  4. How to continue fun study and improve skills after workshop.

Advanced/Intermediate artists will be able to-

  1. Broaden your perspective in portrait art,
  2. Style-shift from realism to expressionism or impressionism,
  3. Know keys for unique stylization of artwork.
  4. Know how to 'good' start and finish an artwork.

If you have further questions about workshop, please don’t hesitate to email us at 





  • For March 29, Sunday. 9:30am-2:30pm : [PORTRAIT DRAWING WORKSHOP]

TABLET, LAPTOP or PHONE to access to references you will work from.

DRAWING PAD: Strathmore Drawing Pad, 300 series, medium tooth. 14"x17"

Or any pad from below.

- Strathmore drawing pad, 300 series, medium tooth. 18"x24"

- (Recycled) Strathmore drawing pad, 400 series, medium tooth. 14”x17"

- (Recycled) Strathmore drawing pad, 400 series, medium tooth. 18”x24"

- Strathmore drawing pad, 400 series, medium tooth. 18”x24" - Strathmore drawing pad, 400 series, medium tooth. 14”x17"

* If you can't find Strathmore brand in your area, Blick 80lb, Utrecht or any local brands of drawing pads have medium tooth of surface are fine.

* No 'New Sprint', 'Bristol' or 'smooth' surface, They don't work well with willow charcoal.

HB CHARCOAL PENCIL: 'General' brand (Test several HB pencils (General brand) and choose the hardest/lightest/driest one. If you can find, 2H is fine, too.)

WILLOW CHARCOAL STICKS (General, Cortes, Winsor Newton or any local brand)



OPTIONAL ITEMS - Portable easel :Stand, table-top or no easel is fine. - Drawing board: any of wooden, plastic or thick paper board for backing drawing pad. - (Workable) Fixative: For in case you make works you like to carry home. - Pencil Extender - Blending Stumps  - Sandpaper Block or any smooth Sandpaper

 * Compare material prices at Amazon's. * Can't have the listed material in your town? No problem. Just bring anything you like.

Lists of material is also at Q&A page.




[Portrait Painting Demo + Q&A] March 30, Monday. 6pm-9pm


*For any experienced-level of artists who have been drawing or painting in any medium.

*Workshop runs in English.

*No need to bring material.


Artist, Zin Lim will demonstrate how to make a beautiful painting from a photo, introduce all material he use, explain about his design plan and will answer for questions during demonstration as well as after completion of the work.


Through the demo, lecture and Q&A, you will learn -

  1. How Zin choose and use oil painting material.
  2. How Zin hold brush and apply oil paint on canvas.
  3. How Zin create interesting textures and patterns.
  4. How Zin move on stage by stage.
  5. About basic composition with visual elements.
  6. How to avoid tight rendering but expressing.
  7. How to style-shift from realism to loose/painterly look.

Sneak peak the demo/art-talk at the event

If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at






  • PayPal (Credit card available)




  • 100% refund for your cancellation by 7 days before the event date or cancellation made by Zin Studio.
  • No refund for your cancellation within 7 days before the the event date.
  • You can hand over this ticket to other artist. (Your friend must present your event ticket at the workshop)


We are looking forward to meeting you in workshop soon!!!


  • [WORKSHOP] Portrait Drawing

    3/29. VAT, tax and fees are included.

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  • [DEMO/Q&A] Portrait Painting

    3/30. VAT, tax and fees are included.

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