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David Kassan 

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David Kassan

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Portrait Workshop 
Nov 4th-7th

We're excited to have David Kassan coming to The

DaVinci Studios for a 4-day workshop! 


David also has an exhibition of his holocaust survivor paintings at the Houston Holocaust Museum. As time permits, we will take a field trip to David's exhibit at the museum. What an exciting opportunity!

Documentary Video

For more information on David's exhibit and the documentary film which chronicles his work, watch this

short video HERE

Register below!!!

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Sam Goldofsky, Suvivor of Auschwitz,
45" X 35", Oil on Panel 

Dates & Times

David Kassan

Portrait Workshop


Dates: Nov 4th-7th

Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm

Cost: $850 


Sugar Land Art Center

104 Industrial Blvd.

Sugar Land, TX 77478

Workshop Description

The focus of David's workshop will be on advanced life painting methods to investigate the underlying rhythm, expression and emotion of the modern portrait. Students will work to develop clarity of vision that is essential for accurate observation; learning to focus on what is in front of us without being overwhelmed.


Through this intensive observation students will explore the uniqueness of individual features and their relationship to each other as part of a coherent whole. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the structure of the model, as well as the artist’s analysis and interpretation.


All questions will be answered both visually, as well as verbally. The majority of this workshop’s instruction will be one-on-one coaching, in order to help diagnose any stumbling blocks that students may have. Instruction will include discussion of practical technical information on different paint qualities, pigments, palette, mediums, and paint supports.


This will be an intensive painting practicum with a concentration on the artist in whole. Students will be challenged to develop a strong foundation from which to explore and evolve.

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More about David

David Kassan studied painting and art history at Syracuse University, the Art Students League of New York, and the National Academy School of Fine Art. He has lectured at many schools around the country including Savannah College of Art and Design, PAFA, Rochester Institute of Technology, Arizona State University, Western Illinois University, Syracuse University, the National Academy School of Fine Art, and the University of Alabama.


He has taught at the National Academy School of Fine Art, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, the Salmagundi Club and at the 72nd Street Studio. Mr. Kassan has conducted many international painting seminars, including workshops in Iceland, Australia, South Africa, Italy, Portugal, Belgium and Spain. He has been a contributor to many different art publications, including a two-year column in Drawing Magazine on the topic of understanding anatomy.

David is currently represented by Gallery Henoch. For more information, please visit

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