Cuong Nguyen Workshop - February 2019 - Class Filled

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Registration is closed for this class. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please send an email to

The PSSC is proud to host in the upcoming year…

"The Glowing Portrait"

a Cuong Nguyen Workshop

February 22, 23 & 24, 2019

Cuong Nguyen is an internationally renowned artist who will share his distinctive pastel portrait techniques with us in this workshop.

 As stated on his website, "The workshops are designed to create a relaxed, informative, yet focused working environment for all skill levels. The core of the lesson will be based on drawing, values, edges, composition and creating life-like skin tone color. Students will focus on the fundamentals of drawing the human head while developing new skills in soft pastel. The workshop will feature a live model, and I will demonstrate my techniques to draw from life. Students will learn to use an approach that helps them see the big shapes first, and then go into details towards the end of the session. This is a great opportunity for you to discover your own passion for drawing, or just take your existing skills to the next level."

Attendance in this workshop will require each student artist to have the 30 CarbOthello pastel pencils as listed by the artist in his materials list. Currently these pencils can be purchased for $1.20/pencil at It is mandatory that these exact pencils be used to achieve the techniques that Mr. Nyugen teaches in the workshop. Download the materials list here.

The cost of the workshop is $375, due to the added expense of  employing 6 live models over the course of the workshop. It will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 22, 23 and 24 at Riviera UMC, 375 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA  90277. It will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with an hour for lunch.

Check out Cuong Nguyen's website for more info and paintings!

To register, click on the "Workshop Store" button below. It will take you to the store, where you will pay online for the workshop. Your receipt will be your confirmation. Once registered, you will receive further workshop information and instructions from Arturo Fribourg, PSSC Workshop Coordinator.

Workshop fees are non-refundable.

Please note: Those who are unable to get into this workshop should immediately send an email to to be placed on a waiting list. If an opening becomes available, a replacement will be invited to register from the waiting list, in the order that the emails were received.