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Igor V. Babailov, Hon.RAA, KStA


Portrait Master Workshops

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     o schedule a 3-Day Master Portraiture Workshop in your area, please Contact us 
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Profile of a man - drawing from life by Igor Babailov

3-Day Master Portraiture Workshops

Time:  9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Nashville Area Workshops   Fee:  $750  
 includes models' fees, private Studio Babailov tour, and more 

Registration deposit: $250.

Workshops Outside of Nashville   Fee:  $95 
(includes instructor's travel from his
Mid-South Studio  and models' fees)

Registration deposit: $350.

UPCOMING      3-Day Master Portraiture Workshop

April 19 - 21, 2024 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Old Hickory Art Center
1308 Fuller St., Old Hickory, TN  37138

Fee:  $750  (includes models' fees)

Registration deposit:  $250.


Registration Deposit:  $250.

Balance:  $500.

UPCOMING      3-Day Master Portraiture Workshop

May 20 - 22, 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Warehouse 521
521 Heather Place, Nashville, TN  37204

Fee:  $750  (includes models' fees)

Registration deposit:  $250.

To Register, please follow this link:


The Igor Babailov 3-Day Master Portraiture Workshop is a rare opportunity to learn the insights of portraiture and advance your skills in painting and drawing portraits from life.

Working from LIFE in the academic tradition of the Great Masters improves our fine motor skills, visual memory, ability to better see and understand the portrait subject's form, character and essence, and successfully depict its 3-D appearance on a 2-dimensional surface. It prompts us to think and work faster and make the right split-second decisions instantly and on the spot, and not waist time on fixing mistakes. It ultimately liberates us from dependency on photography, helps to discover our individuality as an artist and advance our unique artistic skills to the new levels.

If one can comfortably draw and 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.

Inspirational Portrait Demonstrations from Life

Igor Babailov Master Workshop - Portrait Drawing, Master Demo - by Igor Babailov

1.5-hr DRAWING demo

Igor Babailov Master Workshop - Portrait in Pastel, Master Demo - by Igor Babailov

2-hr PASTEL demo

Igor Babailov Master Workshop - Portrait in Oil, Master Demo - by Igor Babailov

3-hr OIL demo


  • Due to highly individualized attention, the workshop space is limited, and registration is on a 'first-come first-serve' basis.

Don't miss the exciting opportunity 

to study with Igor Babailov!

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