This hands-on online workshop for beginners will be held on ZOOM so attendees can learn from home how to draw fun Party Caricatures.
WHY TAKE THIS WORKSHOP?
Party Caricatures are a great service to add to your list of party entertainment services.
You can social distance from the person you are drawing.
It's more sanitary (no need to sanitize between people and no boogies to wipe off)
No paint clean up afterwards (no brushes to wash, sponges to wash, no kit to clean)
You have less to haul into a gig. For caricatures you bring in 4 items - an easel, a drawing board, paper and pens. That's it.
Less competition. How many caricatures artists do you know? Chances are, you probably know more face painters.
The Party Caricatures class will be broken down into 10 sections:
1) SUPPLIES: I will cover supplies (paper, markers) and your set up (How to set up your easel, how to have the person sit, etc.). We will cover everything you need to have a successful day of drawing party caricatures.
2) DRAWING FACES: I will show you how to draw the caricature components of the face - The Nose, Eyes, Eyelids, Mouth, Eyebrows, Ears, Cheeks, Chin, and Hair.
3) CARICATURE GAGS: I will break down how to draw the remaining elements of the caricature - The Body, The Background, the World Bubbles and their Captions and the Name of the person you are drawing. All of this is called "The Gag".
4) ACCENTS & FEATURES: I will show you how to draw several Accents and Features such as: Freckles, Glasses, Facial Hair and Baseball Caps.
5) COMPONENT BREAKDOWN & PRACTICE: I will breakdown drawing each of the face components. You will then practice drawing the face components. I will give you some constructive guidance to improve your designs.
6) DRAWING SAMPLES: You will then draw several faces based on some samples I will send you. I will give you some constructive guidance to improve your designs.
7) COUPLES: I will show you how to draw couples (two people in the same picture).
8) ESSENTAIL THEMES: I will show you several essential funny caricature themes such as beach scenes, sports, mermaid, swimming, etc. I will show you simple tips, tricks and techniques to tailor the caricature to the person you are drawing.
9) COMPLETE CARICATURES: You will practice drawing full caricatures.
10) Q & A: I will answer any Q&A regarding Party Caricatures and running a Party Caricature business.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
SIGN UP TODAY!
COST: Only $75
RSVP & PAYMENT
Payment for the online Caricature workshop secures your spot in the class.
Spots are on a first come, first serve basis - thus no spots will be saved.
Note: Each person joining will need to be on their own separate zoom (no groups joining as an individual).
Sign up for the online workshop here...
When checking out, be sure to add your email address where it says ADD A NOTE.
This is how I will send you the Zoom Link and Passcode the day before the workshop.
No refunds if you have to cancel. If I (Pashur) have to cancel, you will be refunded.
THINGS YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS ONLINE CLASS:
Paper to Practice on. This can be copy paper, or even a large spiral sketchbook (such as 9"x12" size). Ideally you would have 11x14 or 11x17 bright white card stock paper (80lb or 100lb) as that is what you would use on a caricature gig.
Lots of Regular Black Sharpies (black marker)
Pen & Paper (for taking notes)
This online workshop is being held in the Pacific Standard Time (PST) aka Los Angeles Time Zone.
You must be at least 18 years old to take this workshop.
LUNCH & BREAKS
We will have a 45 minute break for lunch in the middle of the workshop. We will also have 2 small breaks throughout the workshop.
HOW TO DRAW PARTY CARICATURES
ZOOM WORKSHOP (ONLINE)
MAY 10, 2022
9am - 4pm (PST - Pacific Coast Time)
LOCATION: ZOOM (Online)
REMOTE LEARNING SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
High Speed Internet
You will need to make sure your camera is on so I can see your shiny happy faces and what you are drawing. Also, please remember, it is $50 per person taking the workshop, thus another reason I will need to see YOUR shining happy face!
You DO NOT NEED a Zoom account to take this workshop.
THINGS YOU WILL NOT NEED FOR THIS ONLINE CLASS
BUT WILL NEED FOR GIGS:
Sturdy Standing Easel with a bar to set your drawing board. For this class you can draw at a desk or table (make sure your marker does not bleed through the paper and ruin your table or desk) or a sturdy table easel. However for doing actual party caricature gigs you will need a sturdy standing easel, so if you have one for the class - that would be ideal. I recommend a sturdy black portable aluminum artist easel that has a bar to put your drawing board on as well as a carrying case like this one... https://www.cheapjoes.com/cheap-joe-s-travel-light-easels.html
Lightweight Drawing Board. Not required for this class but I highly recommend it. I specifically recommend the Helix Metal Edge Drawing Board (16" x 21"). This board is fantastic. It's sturdy yet super lightweight. You can hold it in your lap or place on an easel. It's large enough for 11x17 paper to sit on. You can order this from Blick Art Supply here... https://www.dickblick.com/products/helix-metal-edge-drawing-boards/
Bulldog Clamp to hold your paper in place on windy days.
2 Clip On Lamps (for when it's dark)
STUDENT WORK - BEFORE AND AFTER
"Read about Pashur's BRILLIANT beginner caricature Zoom class he put on yesterday!! Be sure to snag his info now, give him a follow, and sign up for his emails so you don't miss out on another opportunity like this. JUST LOOK at my before and after & what I was able to accomplish in a single 8-hour course put on by Pashur. These were timed drawings using only a black sharpie with no pre-pencil sketch. Caricature art is something I have fawned over for literally decades, but always felt like it was an unachievable skill for a self-taught artist like myself. BUT he has made it attainable by breaking every aspect down into understandable pieces. I just need to put in the time and practice now!! Clearly there's a lot of improvement to be made but this is literally THE FIRST Caricature I've ever drawn. I'm super stoked. So dudes - go find Pashur if you want to expand your business services. THANKS PASHUR!!!"
- Holly Lewis
Here is a Before and After sample of one of the student's work from Pashur's Caricature Zoom Workshop on April 12, 2022. Both pictures were drawn in ink only, no pencil and she only had a few minutes to draw each picture.
The Before Picture : She had never drawn a caricature before.
The After Pic : The same subject drawn just a few hours later.
Here are some words from the student...
WHAT ELSE ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT THIS ZOOM CLASS
“I need you to understand that you truly opened the door to a decades long dream of mine. You really made this an achievable goal for me. Baby steps - it's all time and practice now. THANK YOU!!”
- Holly Lewis
“Great instructor! I learned more about caricatures in an 8 hour class than in months muddling through myself... I loved the structure and step-by step nature. Now, I just need to practice!” This class gave me so much confidence with a structured format toward caricatures! My wife (who runs the business side of our business), saw how things were progressing, and told me to be ready to be booked come May."
- Ed Mueller
“Never say never - when it comes to Pashur - He can teach you anything. I loved how my tribals took over my painting after his workshop 10 years ago... How happy I was to learn loads from him yet again - Caricatures here I come.”
- Laura Pennock
"This caricature class was the best. I learned so much and now I just want to practice. I learned everything I needed to know to do caricatures in public. The class gave me the skills and confidence to do caricatures."
- Sally Edelman
Contact me at: Pashur@CanvasAlive.com
I look forward to drawing with you all!
A Zombie Caricature Sample of student Jessica drawn by Pashur at his Washington D.C. in person workshop, January 2022.
Photo by Susan Saunders.
All caricatures will be done in black and white. No airbrush or color will be shown.
I recommend you arrive to class 5 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection. Please don't let this be the first time you use Zoom. I will not be there to help you figure out how to work Zoom.
No video taping or audio recording allowed in this workshop.
Workshop details subject to change without notice