Workshops offer instruction in classical drawing and painting to students of all skill levels. Students learn the principals of drawing and painting and then build upon those concepts to create finished works ready for their portfolios. 


Friday Morning Model Sessions

ZAFA will be starting up the weekly model drawing and painting sessions again soon. Join us Friday mornings from 9am - 12 to draw and paint the figure from life. Poses last for for the entire 3 hour period. This gives artists a chance to complete a oil painting or more in-depth drawing. No reservation or appointment required. The doors open at 8:30. First come, first serve for easels around the model.

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Private Lessons

Sign up for personalized, one-on-one instruction on the principals of drawing and painting with William Zwick. Sign up for weekly lessons, or reserve a block of lessons focused on a larger project. This is a fantastic resource for students looking to create strong portfolio, as well as more experienced artists interested in learning a traditional approach to drawing and painting. All skill levels welcome, as the lessons are tailored to each student's needs. 


Introducion to drawing and painting the portrait

February 28th - April 4th

Thursday evenings 5:30– 7:30 PM

This workshop is open to all skill levels. 

We will be working with both charcoal and oil paint as we cover how to block in a proportional head and work through the stages of creating a portrat drawing or painting. We will be discussing values and value studies, color mixing and pallet organization, how to confidently mix skin tones, and much more over this 6-day workshop. 


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