Renaissance Style Portrait Drawing

A 3- day workshop with instructor John Reger.

May 30 – June 1 (Thursday – Saturday)

Time: 9:30 – 4:30 (with lunch from 12:30 – 1:30) 18 hours of instruction.

BAA Members price: $295

Non-Members price: $320

Workshop is for adults, high school and older, and all skill levels welcome.

Some financial assistance may be available. Please see this link: Tuition Assistance

Everyone has heard of Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo… No I’m not talking about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I’m talking about the real Renaissance masters, true giants in their endeavors, incomparable draftsmen and painters of The Italian Renaissance.

We will copy works of the old masters as a practical means of learning and connecting with the character and spirit of these extraordinary artists and transmit that spirit forward in one’s own work.

Each day will begin with a demo followed by students working on their own with one on one critiques. The students will work from photocopy reproductions, which I will provide. I will discuss materials used by the masters and the modern day equivalents as well as how to incorporate what they’ve learned into their own practice.

The participants would learn basic drawing techniques and will gain an understanding of shape, movement light and form.

Maximum number of students is 10 which allows for lots of personal attention.

Please register by May 15.

Supply list available after registration.


About John:

John Reger was born in Illinois in 1960, and worked for more than 20 years as an illustrator; initially enjoying the creativity necessary to complete pen and ink renderings, but as computer technology advanced, he found the work less-challenging, and he began his search for a truly creative career. John completed coursework through the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Vitruvian School of Art, Chicago.

He completed study in France at Studio Escalier, with Timothy Stotz and N. Michelle Tully. Here he was able to meet their instructor Ted Seth Jacobs for morning critiques and lectures. In 2008 he enrolled at the Ryder Studio School in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he studied with artist Anthony Ryder.

John continues to perfect his technique, form and color. He was recently honored to be chosen as a Teaching Assistant at the Ryder Studio School. John has exhibited his work in several group shows in the Santa Fe area, and is currently represented by Haynes Gallery in Thomaston, Maine. John lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife, Marty.




BAA art classes are open to members and non-members.