Judy King teaches “Portraits Made Simple”

NVAL Carter House Gallery


Judy King teaches “PORTRAITS MADE SIMPLE!” 

Classes are cancelled for the Summer — to be resumed in September

Mediums:  Charcoal & Pastel 

Class day/time:  Tuesdays, 12:30 – 3:30 pm (note change in time).  Classes are ongoing and students may start at any session.

Cost $15 per class.  Payment is due at each class.

If you are interested in taking her classes, call Judy at 222-8491.


Class Description 

Judy feels working in charcoal is essential as a precursor to taking on  pastel.  She will show you how to manipulate and control charcoal and pastel.  You will be the boss! The fear of drawing portraits will vanish! You will feel confident and build skill quickly.  Students will all draw from the same photograph.   The classes will explore so many ways to draw people and will take the mystery out of creating portraits.   


There is a one-time materials cost of $7.50 which includes a 50-sheet 18” x 24” pad of the paper Judy would like students to use for both charcoal and pastel.   She will provide charcoal, etc. for the charcoal portion of the classes. 

A drawing board, approximately 18″ x 24″, is required.  If you need one, let Judy know.  NVAL can supply them for $8.00 — but we need some notice.

A pastel supply list will be provided before the pastel section of the class begins.

Judy’s Short Bio 

Judy has been drawing faces for almost thirty years and calls herself a portrait sketch Artist. She is currently filming 13 episodes of portrait sketching in charcoal for SCAT TV, and next year they will appear on You Tube. She has been hired to draw charcoal portraits for the HAP (Homeless Art Project) project underway this year. 

She has studied with Daniel Green, Harley Brown, Ben Konis, and Bob Gerbraught.  The very first year of International Association of Pastel Societies, better known as IAPS 1987, a pastel drawing of Judy’s was selected to hang in the Sax Gallery in Denver, CO.   She has entered pastel competitions throughout the United States winning multiple awards.   In 2007 Judy won Best of Show at the NVAL National. 

Judy says, “Drawing with pastels is my favorite thing to do!”