Teaching gives me a great sense of fulfillment in addition to helping support my creative objectives. If you are interested in a private or group workshop, Tell me a bit of what you are looking for and let’s see if we can make some art happen.

Featured here are some of the public workshops I led.


The Orchid Foundation

Drawing workshop

The Orchid Foundation Workshop

NYC, August 14, 2019


Shared some of my drawing techniques with these beautiful Orchids who in turn inspired me with their bright minds, self-motivation, exciting education and fearless career plans. Ages 15-18, Coumba, Alexa and Michaella.


The Orchid Foundation's mission is to mentor underserved high school girls. They choose girls that are excelling in their academic and/or extracurricular pursuits and help fill the resource gap presented by their socioeconomic backgrounds. The “Orchids” are star athletes, honor students, poets, humanitarians and feminists packed into 14-18 year old powerhouses that deserve the same opportunities as the top ten percent.

Photos by Nichole Galicia


WeWork full day workshop

Drawing workshop with Faber-Castell

WeWork Workshop: Portrait Drawing Techniques

June 20, 2019

When: 7/26 9:30am - 5:00pm
Where: 609 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10014

A deep dive in portrait drawing techniques, this immersive full day workshop is packed with demos

Workshop Schedule:
9:30AM- 12 Introduction, Demos part 1:

  • Illustrating the face - basic anatomy, proportions and shapes

  • Graphite/charcoal/pastel techniques, composition and line quality

  • Creating highlights and Textures

12 noon-12:45PM - lunch break.
12:45-2.30PM Demos part 2:

  • Transferring image techniques

  • Eyes and hair drawing techniques

  • watercolor techniques with soluble graphite

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WeWork seminar

Face drawing basics

WeWork Portrait Drawing Techniques Seminar

June 17, 2019

Here’s Hodaya Louis leading a four-hour portrait drawing techniques seminar at the Greenwich WeWork space in June. In a small group setting Louis demonstrated the skills used to draw the female head using graphite, charcoal and pastel. A comprehensive look at portrait drawing, some of the topics covered were composition, line quality, values, capturing shadows and light, hair textures and eyes.

Photos by Brandi Nicole Photography



The Visionary Projects

3-days workshop in Miami, FL

The Visionary Projects: Workshop

February 20, 2019

Last February, The Visionary Projects hosted Hodaya Louis for a two-day intensive workshop in Miami, Florida. The workshop, Expressional Beauty & Fashion Illustration, was designed for beginners and professionals alike to learn and refine their skills.

Many topics were related to portraiture techniques, including lessons on Illustrating the face - basic anatomy, proportions and shapes, charcoal techniques, involving composition and line quality, as well as how to create highlights and textures. Also discussed was how to paint metallic & gold leaf applications, mixed media finishing, including sealing and preservation techniques, and watercolor 101.

Wynwood, Miami, FL. February 2019. Photos by Haylee Barsky


Live painting @ Florentine Quartet

April 2016, Israel

Florentine Quartet

Tel Aviv, April 2016