The use of charcoal has several advantages, from achieving the darkest values which no ordinary pencil can achieve to producing crisp lines that define an edge. In this intensive workshop we will focus on the portrait and how to achieve a likeness in a comprehensive and logical method. The techniques explored date back to the old masters and is the best way to draw what you see. We will look at how to measure when drawing from life or pictures. Using a photo of your choice, we will work together to finish at least one masterpiece with the time allotted. Robert will demo throughout the class as well as lecture on drawing techniques. Students will receive regular feedback and individualized instruction. All supplies will be provided, including an email with step-by-step drawing instructions. All you need is an open mind and a willingness to work hard.