Dramatic Portraits in Color Pencil with Jesse Lane


  Registration Form & Lodging information



Create a dramatic, realistic portrait in this two-day, intensive workshop with award-winning artist Jesse Lane.
Learn about Jesse’s signature portraiture style, including his special tips for creating nuanced skin tones, compelling eyes, and realistic hair.
Everyone will work on the same portrait as Jesse gives detailed demos and also works with students one-on-one.
Each student will be provided with the image already outlined on drawing paper. A reference photo and step-by-step workbook will also be provided.
Students are required to bring their own drawing supplies, and a materials list will be distributed well in advance of the workshop.
Each day will conclude with a question-and- answer session as everyone gets to know each other and share their love of colored pencil in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

About Our Workshop Leader
Jesse Lane, CPSA (Color Pencil Society of America signature status) 


Through art, I’ve been able to find something inside myself that changed my life. Growing up, I often felt alone. In school, I was struggling with the challenges of dyslexia. I desperately wanted to find a place in life where I didn’t feel inferior.
For years, I bottled up my feelings. Then I realized they could be a source of inspiration. I began creating images of personal struggle and intimate emotion.
What was hidden for so long became voiced and heard. For the first time, I felt truly seen. I took my weakness and made it my strength.
Along the way, I’ve discovered we all share these feelings. They are universal.
When people see my portraits, they’re   surprised I work in colored pencil. I love the precision and versatility of colored pencil. This medium can be as rich and nuanced as any other. One of my goals is to advance colored pencil in the world of fine art.”


Jesse Lane (born 1990) lives in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston. His earliest teacher was his father, Jerry Lane, a former illustrator, courtroom artist, and underground cartoonist.
Jesse earned a degree in visualization from Texas A&M University. He also studied art in Italy, where he was greatly influenced by the lighting and drama of the master painter Caravaggio. Since launching his career as a professional artist, Jesse’s provocative portraits have captured attention. His numerous awards include top honors from the Salmagundi Club, International Artist magazine, the Colored Pencil Society of America, and the Hudson Valley Art Association. He’s also been a finalist several times in the International Art Renewal Center Salon competition.


Please print form (click on the form), fill out and return with check payment payable to Art League of Baytown. 


Cancellation policy: Fees paid will be returned if cancellation is requested by Feb. 13, 2019. If requested after that date and we can fill your seat from a waiting list, all fees will be returned. If your seat goes unfilled. we may not be able to refund your fees.  If the minimum of 15 participants is not met, the workshop will be cancelled and all fees refunded. 30 spots are available. 

Jesse Lane Workshop Registration Form
Form to Register for Jesse Lane Colored Pencil Workshop in Baytown, Texas. February 23-24, 2019.
Jesse Lane wrksp registration form.pdf
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