9:00 am-4:00 pm

Hull Art Academy

1404 W. Hebron Parkway #100,

Carrollton, Texas 75010

Mary Hull,  972-394-6111



All Levels Welcome!



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Oliver Sin

Saturday, August 22, 2020 - Sunday, August 23, 2020


Workshop Description:

This workshop will help you make competent portrait drawings. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, this class will further your skills. Step by step demonstrations by artist/instructor Oliver Sin will help you look closely and understand the structure of the face and expressive drawing style. You will learn the techniques of mastering expressive portraiture drawings with vine charcoal and compressed charcoal. All levels welcome!

About Oliver Sin:


Since Oliver has always been deeply inspired by a 20th Century master artist, Nicolai Fechin, Oliver employs his influence in creating sensitive, emotional and dramatic portraits in vine charcoal. To capture the insight and warmth of each subject, then transfer it from life to drawing paper is Oliver’s motivation.  To leave behind an essence of personality on drawing paper, along with intense personal feelings, is Oliver’s attempt to reveal his approach towards art and life.

Oliver Sin is an alumnus from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA, with a BFA in Illustration. Right after he graduated in 1996, he started his art career as a computer game concept artist in LucasArts. Since 2001 until now, Oliver has returned to his own school to be an art professor for the School of Fine Arts and 2D Animation. Oliver has been so drawn to art even as a little boy, he once recalled that he has started drawing at the age of 3. Somehow, portraiture just seem to be his favorite form of expression which he constantly practice, not only as an art professor, but as a favorite hobby as well. Since 2011, Oliver has been lucky enough to come across a few distinguished contemporary artists as his mentors, ZhaoMing Wu, Henry Yan and Chung-Wei Chien. Their tireless guidance has urged him to put greater efforts in capturing fleeting human expressions and paying more attention to precise composition in figurative portraits.  Oliver’s first educational art book, “Drawing the Head for Artists” is published by Rockport publisher on August 6th 2019 and his portrait has won Exceptional Merit Award of the Portrait Society of America’s portrait competition out of 2968 international entries in April 26 2019.





Expressive Portraits
in Charcoal

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Workshop Refund Policy: No refunds can be issued within 30 Days of workshop date, unless canceled by Hull Art Academy. In order to avoid payment loss, It is strongly advised that participants purchase trip insurance.


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__. Extra Soft Vine Charcoal

__. Willow Charcoal

__. 1 pad of 18x24 inch Strathmore 70 lbs Drawing Paper

__. Medium Surface

__. 1 pad of 18x24 inch Smooth Newsprint

__. 4B and 6B drawing pencils

__. Kneaded Eraser

__. Final Fixative




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1404 W. Hebron Parkway #100, Carrollton, Texas 75010