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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

 2-Day Drawing Workshop in Rome, Italy 
In the Footsteps of the Master 

May 3 - 4, 2024
9:30 am - 3:30 pm


If you happened to be in Rome on these dates, join Igor Babailov in this adventure of making spontaneous drawings from life of beautiful historic sites and architecture, ancient street scenes and monuments in the 'Eternal City' of Rome, Italy. Watch him draw, get inspired, and receive personal One-on-One instruction.

Workshop Fee:   €500. Euros  (non-refundable after April 30, 2024)
(Includes: Working on location with Igor Babailov:  inspired One-on-One instruction and Master demonstrations)


UPCOMING      3-Day Master Portraiture Workshop

October 2 - 4, 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Warehouse 521
521 Heather Place,
Nashville, TN  37204

Workshop Fee:  $750  

( includes One-on-One instruction, Master demonstrations, beautiful models, private Studio Babailov tour )

Registration deposit:  $250.

To Register, please follow this link:

For more information and with any questions, please CONTACT  US, or email: 


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

"Visual Art education is about 'seeing', and I believe in leading by example, so to inspire my students and before they get to their own works, I do a quick, yet detailed, portrait demonstration from life."  -  Igor V. Babailov

Timelapse of a 2-hr Step-by-Step Portrait Demo from Life

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 under One-on-One instruction by Igor Babailov.

Working from LIFE in the Academic tradition of the Great Masters improves your fine motor skills, visual memory, ability to better see and understand the portrait subject's form, character and essence, and successfully depict their 3-D appearance on a 2-dimensional surface. It prompts you 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 you from dependency on photography, helps to discover your individuality as an artist and advance your 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.

"In Visual Art, it's better once to see, than one hundred times to hear!"

- Igor V. Babailov

Each day begins with a brief inspirational Portrait Demo from Life

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

DAY 1:     1.5-hr DRAWING demo

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

DAY 2:      2-hr PASTEL demo

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

DAY 3:      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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