Portraiture: An Homage to Leonardo da Vinci

Class with Nana Bagdavadze

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This workshop is dedicated to the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, which is celebrated all over the world with special exhibitions, including in the United States. Nana Bagdavadze will explore some of his major works and ongoing exhibitions at the beginning of the class via power point. After the short overview, each student will be provided with a copy of the portrait drawing by the master. During day one and two of the course, participants will copy these portraits using paper and pencil; day three and four will continue onto a painting from a live model set in the style and spirit of the Renaissance.

Nana Bagdavadze holds a BFA in Painting from Jacob Nicoladze Fine Arts College in Tbilisi, Georgia and her MFA in Painting and Pedagogy from the Academy of Fine Arts in Tbilisi, Georgia as well as 4-year summer studies at the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. She is a working artist with a wide variety of solo and group shows throughout the world. Her work is on display in public and private collections in US and Europe. Nana has taught classes at the Academy of Art, Tbilisi; SAM; Pratt Fine Art Center; Kirkland Art Center; Bellevue Art Museum; as well as the Hill Center, Washington DC.

Nana Bagdavadze, Vitruvian Woman, oil on canvas, 2019. Image courtesy of artist.

Nana Bagdavadze, Vitruvian Woman, oil on canvas, 2019. Image courtesy of artist.


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Classes have additional fees for art supplies. Download the supply list for this class.


Continuing education credits and clock hours are available to educators through Seattle Pacific University (SPU). Payments for fees are paid directly to SPU online. Students will receive a link to register via email one week before the first day of class. The cost for Studio Class credits is $50 for 1 credit, $20 for 10 clock hours. Courses taken for credit or clock hours through SPU may not be repeated.