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
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.
MAKING FUTURES BLOSSOM
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
June 20, 2019
PORTRAIT DRAWING TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP
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
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
Face drawing basics
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
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
Tel Aviv, April 2016