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Sat, Apr 01



[Online] Expressive Portrait Drawing in Charcoal

Unlock the secrets to creating expressive and dynamic portraits with Zin Lim's incredible workshop - "Expressive Head: Lecture, Demo, Exercise, Critique & Video."

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[Online] Expressive Portrait Drawing in Charcoal
[Online] Expressive Portrait Drawing in Charcoal

Time & Location

Apr 01, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+9



About The Event


Welcome to the world of Zin Lim, where charcoal portrait drawing is elevated to a whole new level of artistic expression!

Join his workshop and immerse yourself in the magic of his unique style of portrait (head) drawing in charcoal. Through his expert guidance, you'll explore the nuances of mindset, step-by-step procedure, basic proportion, and composition, unlocking the secrets to creating expressive and dynamic portraits with a loose and painterly touch.

But that's not all - this workshop is designed to help you break free from the fear of getting it wrong, and instead, unleash your creativity with confidence. Learn to enjoy drawing like never before, as Zin empowers you to let go of accuracy and embrace the beauty of imperfection.

And the learning doesn't end there - after the workshop, you'll receive a recording of the session, valid for a month, to revisit and study at your own pace. Plus, a critique of your work will be provided, helping you to fine-tune your skills and take your artistry to new heights.

Join Zin Lim on this incredible journey of self-expression, and discover the artist within you!

[FEE] $80 

* Fees include the recorded video (valid for a month), and individual critique.

* Group pricing is available for multiple students to share a screen in the same room or classroom.

  • 2-person: $150
  • 3-person group: $210
  • 4-person group: $260
  • 5-person group: $300
  • 6 or more person group: $55/person


* Please note that this is an online workshop, and therefore the event date and time may vary depending on your time zone.

* To find the exact date and time of the workshop in your time zone, please refer to the schedule provided based on the location you are in. This will help ensure that you don't miss a single minute of this exciting event!

Seoul, South Korea…

April 1st, 2023 10 am -12 pm (KST)

Honolulu, United States

March 31st, 3:00pm - 5:00pm (HST)

SF, LA, Seattle, Vancouver, …

March 31st, 5:00pm - 7:00pm (PST)

Denver, Phoenix, …

March 31st, 6:00pm - 8:00pm (MST)

Chicago, Houston, Austin, Winnipeg, Mexico City, …

March 31st, 7:00pm - 9:00pm (CST)

NY, Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Washington, Atlanta, Miami, …

March 31st, 8:00pm - 10:00pm (EST)

Sao Paulo, Brazil

March 31st, 10:00pm - 12:00am (GMT--3)

Singapore, KL, Taipei, Hong Kong, Perth, …

April 1st 9:00am - 11:00am (GMT+8)

Sydney, Melbourne, …

April 1st, 12:00pm - 2:00pm (AEDT)

Wellington, New Zealand

April 1st, 2:00pm - 4:00pm (NZDT)

+ Mark the date & hour on your calendar and check your email box before the class date.

+ If your city is not listed above and does not know which time zone your location belongs to, use Time Zone Converter to find exact workshop dates/times.

[Classroom]: Zoom link

  • The Zoom link and password will be sent in a 'Reminder Email' 3 days before the meeting date.
  • Mark the date & hour on your calendar and check your email box before the class date.

[Connection Devices you will need]

  • Desktop, Laptop, or Tablet: to watch the instructor's lecture and demo.
  • (Optional) Cell phone (installed camera): to show your artwork in progress in better image quality.

[Art Materials you will need]

  • Drawing pad: One from below.

- Strathmore Drawing Pad, 300 series, medium surface. 14"x17" or any size.

- (Recycled) Strathmore drawing pad, 400 series, medium surface. 14”x17" or any size.

- Strathmore drawing pad, 400 series, medium surface. 14”x17" or any size.

* Can't find the above in your area? Charcoal drawing pads or any local brands of drawing pads (medium surface) are fine.

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

Optional materials

* Can't find the listed material in your town? No problem. Just bring anything you have. 

* Material list is also available on the Q&A page.

[About Portrait Sketch Workshop]

  • For any experienced-level of artists who have been drawing human heads in any medium.
  • The workshop runs in English.
  • 15 Limited Zoom spots
  • You will create a portrait along with the instructor and international students.
  • The instructor will provide; Lecture / Demo / Feedback

Workshop Activities.

  1. Connect Zoom with your device, and watch the lecture and demo.
  2. The instructor will tell about design strategies.
  3. The instructor will show a demo while explaining the work progress.
  4. Students will work at the same time to figure out what works and what doesn't.
  5. The instructor will answer students' questions (during the demo and after the demo).
  6. Picture time together. We will email the photo to you.

Artists will be able to learn-.

  1. How to set up charcoal drawing material.
  2. Charcoal stick application techniques.
  3. The efficient step-by-step work order of drawing a portrait.
  4. How to continue to enjoy portrait sketches and improve skills after this workshop.

Advanced/Intermediate artists in other media will be able to-

  1. Broaden your perspective in a loose approach.
  2. Style-shift from tight to loose and painterly.
  3. Know the keys to the unique stylization of artwork.
  4. Know how to manage the work process from 'good' start to completion of an artwork.

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

[Payment Method]

  • PayPal (Credit card is also available via PayPal)

[Ticket Policy]

  • 100% refund in the case of your cancellation by 3 days before the event date.
  • 100% refund in the case of Zin Studio's decision to event cancellation.
  • You can gift tickets to your friends. Just send your e-ticket to your friend and let us know the friend's name for our guest list.

[Copyright Policy]

  • The workshop is exclusive to attending students. So, recording and snapshots during workshop activities by students are not permitted.

[Student Guidelines for being in an online course]

These guidelines are to ensure that every student in this workshop has a great experience. Please read through these and try to abide by them throughout this course. If you have any questions about any of the guidelines or if you think of any guidelines that should also be included, please contact

  1. Know if you need to keep the microphone muted when you are not speaking. (Depends on the instructor)
  2. There should be limited outside distractions during our Zoom workshop sessions (i.e., there should not be other people around you, or anything too distracting on the walls – inappropriate posters, advertisements, religious/political slogans, etc. - while in class).
  3. All background noise should be kept to a minimum during a Zoom session (i.e., TV sound, radios, dogs barking, etc.). Try to be in a quiet environment.
  4. No screenshots or pictures are to be taken during a Zoom class session.
  5. Be mindful of what you write and share. Messages written in the Chat window during a session are saved automatically.
  6. Stay off your phones, other devices, and social media to respect your instructor and other artists while in the workshop.
  7. Know how to ask questions during lectures and demonstrations.  (Using the 'raise hand' function in the chatting room or just speaking? Depends on the instructor)
  8. Dress comfortably as you are at art an art studio shared with other artists.
  9. Be respectful of your fellow artists, when in break-out rooms for partner or group activities.
  10. If necessary, your instructor may ask you to leave the class until all distractions in your environment have been addressed.
  11. Disrupting a class is a violation.
  12. Do NOT share the Zoom workshop link with anyone who is not registered for your workshop.

[Technical Preparation]

  1. Procure a quality webcam and a microphone headset.
  2. Test how to play with the Zoom application a few days before the workshop. And you can move between Zoom windows smoothly and use cool Zoom functions more at workshop time.

[Logistical Reminders]

Before the Zoom session:

  • Join the Zoom session before the start time and test your microphone and camera.
  • Your instructor will share the Zoom session link with you.
  • Plan to be in a quiet room without potential interference and interruptions. Silence your phone.
  • Find a sitting area with a plain, non-distracting background.
  • Position the webcam so that your face is bright. Avoid back-lighting, such as sitting with your back to a window with bright light.
  • Practice speaking to the camera and not to the screen. (though we know it's not easy)

During the Zoom session:

  • Mute your microphone when you have to make noise (opening/closing the door, other family's talk, emergency call, etc)
  • Don't forget to turn your camera or webcam on.
  • Use chat to communicate technical issues to the instructor and ask questions.
  • Watch your actions on Zoom. Everyone can see that big, wide-mouth yawn!

After the Zoom session:

  • Public and private messages written in the Chat window during a session are saved automatically.
  • Participation reports are generated indicating who has joined the session and when are documented.

We hope you enjoy our workshop!!!

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