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Nelson Gallery Presents

CARICATURE 101: FOR KIDS (ages 8-13)

a 3-hour class with

Josh Ronnenberg

When: Sunday, July 30, 2023 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Where:  The Nelson Gallery

Email: for more info and to sign-up.

Phone:  540-817-8425 – Wednesday through Saturday, 11-5.

Price:  $65.00 – Students just need a 9” by 12” drawing sketchpad or sketchbook. Everything else is provided for.

Space is limited to 8.

In this three-hour course, students will learn the fundamentals of caricature and also general portraiture. We will discuss what is a caricature, how and why caricatures are used in society, and of course how to draw one.

This course not only discusses caricature, but it also covers basic fundamentals of portraiture and how to start a portrait in a different way.


Students will learn keywords and techniques that will help draw a better portrait and possibly become a better artist.


I will provide a demonstration on how I personally create a caricature and briefly explain how others may do it as well.


All participates will receive at-least a black and white portrait and one person will receive a color portrait done during the demo.


After the demo, students will practice techniques on themselves by creating a self-portrait using a mirror (provided).


The last hour will have students partnering up and drawing each other in 5-10 minute rounds. Each time starting a portrait in a different way that they may not be used to. Like starting with the hair or chin first instead of traditionally starting with the eyes or shape of the face.


Participates must feel comfortable being drawn and partnering with others. Students just need a 9” by 12” drawing sketchpad or sketchbook. Everything else is provided for.


Students will receive a professional Caricature Portrait, a goodie bag, a chalk pastel set, sharpie markers, pencils, easer, folder with handouts on caricature, and of course keep artwork done during the class.


Class is suggested for Elementary and Middle School Levels. Ages 8-13. Hope to see you there!


No refunds unless we can fill your reservation.

(Download class description)

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