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FREE DEMO: The Beautiful Human Face, Portraits in Charcoal with Jessie Brugger July 18th, 2015

The Beautiful Human Face - Portraits in Charcoal
with Jessie Brugger
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Free Demonstration

 This demonstration is about portraiture. It is looking at the human face and understanding the skull structure, the bones, the muscles, the lines that are created on the face due to facial expressions, it is about appreciating the human face that sits on your own body and loving faces around you. 

Jessie expects to give each person attending a new love of drawing portraits. "I want people to leave my demo excited about doing portraiture and excited about looking at faces. We are all so unique and Beautiful and when you draw a face, it is such an enriching experience. I am always fascinated by how different our faces are from each other and the beauty in every face. Learning the structure and drawing techniques help with portraiture. I am going to have anatomical reference drawings and images on how an artist can interpret these images."

 Jessie Brugger was born in Puyallup, Washington.  In 2002, she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Concordia University, in Montreal, Quebec. Jessie moved to Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn in 2005, and In 2010 she completed a Masters of Fine Arts at the New York Academy of Art.  She started doing stop motion animation in 2010 with her drawings, clay, and other mixed materials.  In April 2011, she was awarded “Best in Animation” at the New York International Film Festival, with her animation, “The Stained Glass Window.”  In 2012, Jessie was awarded a studio at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and is still making art there.  She has displayed her work and shown her films in film festivals and art galleries nationally and internationally. Jessie has currently started a business with her brother called Insight Portraits. her website is and

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