Jennifer Gennari
Craftsy Instructor

Brooklyn, NY

Eye IconFollow

Named by Southwest Art magazine as one of the "21 under 31 Artists to Watch in 2013," Gennari received her BFA from the Ringling College of Art and Design and went on to study under founder Daniel Graves at the Florence Academy of Art. After working as an illustrator for Hallmark, she moved to New York to become a painting assistant to internationally acclaimed artist Jeff Koons, and now teaches drawing and painting classes at the ... Read Full Bio »

Jennifer's Craftsy Classes

Traditional Portrait Drawing Techniques

Discover the methods of classical realism and harness value and proportion for a striking portrait in the style of the Old Masters. Guided by professional artist Jennifer Gennari, you’ll unlock strategies to accurately depict a human likeness, including how to use a plumb line and the sight-size and butterfly methods. Complete a Charles Bargue lithograph exercise, then progress to a charcoal portrait by blocking in basic shapes. Watch your portrait come to life as you develop and refine tricky areas like the lips, nose, eyes and ears and carve out highlights with a kneaded eraser––plus, enjoy an advanced lesson on white chalk and toned paper, further honing your ability to create dimensional portraits defined by value.

$39.99

Jennifer's Projects

Charles Bargue Study
Finished Portrait
Drawing in Progress
View all Projects (3) »