Master Portraiture Workshops

   f you have ambitions to go beyond your dreams, do not seek to copy others “style", but rather aim to acquire the fundamentals of the timeless principles of the academic school, a prerequisite for the development of your Uniqueness as an Artist.


 Portrait Studies & Demos

Each Workshop begins with an inspirational Life Demo 

Igor V. Babailov, Honorary American Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts (est.1757), began his formal classical training at nine. In 16 years, he attained the highest level of the academic art education having received the doctoral equivalent, Master of Fine Arts degree (M.F.A.) from the world acclaimed Surikov Institute (aka Surikov Academy) of the Russian Academy of Arts (est.1757) which taught and gave the world many outstanding Masters, including the great American artist Whistler. In the historic 'Teacher~Student' lineage of the academy, Babailov is a third generation DIRECT student of the world-famous artists, Repin and Serov. Igor Babailov follows the traditions of his famous predecessors and for the past 30 years he continues to share his professional knowledge and expertise with his students around the world.

These workshops are the rare opportunity to learn the insights of portraiture and advance your skills in painting and drawing portraits from life. If one can comfortably paint a portrait entirely from life, one will always be able to work from photographs as well, and not the other way around. This is the reality!

The workshop features:  beautiful life models, master demonstrations and one-on-one instruction by Igor Babailov, private studio tour and much more. 

Igor V. Babailov. Hon.RAA - master portrait artist, master-workshops.
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