NYC Charcoal & Silver Workshop - Sept 30 - Oct 2

Experience J Louis' charcoal workshop. All skill levels welcome. Limited to 6 students.


In this 3 day charcoal workshop, explore the drawing process of J Louis. J will share with you his thought process for creating inventive composition, and the techniques used in J’s signature work. You will have exclusive access to J's creative process in his private NYC studio.

“J Louis is known for his oil paintings of female figures, focusing on the exquisite strength and alluring complexity of women through saturated color, flattened space, and texture. His technical painting skills, his eye for capturing an expression that portrays an intimate story, and his material experimentation are combined together to create a dynamic harmony between emotion and design. J Louis explores the boundaries of contemporary expressionism while living and working in New York City.” - Arcadia Contemporary, Pasadena, CA

Whether you are a drawing enthusiast, professional artist, or just passionate and eager to learn, J Louis will help you push your boundaries in figurative art. This Pro Class will focus on all aspects of constructing two works in charcoal.

J will guide you through a compositional and art theory discussion, material application demonstration, the completion of your own charcoal works, and more. The Pro Class workshop will conclude with a discussion on efficient studio management, marketing, business practices and live auction of J’s demonstration charcoal.

Space is extremely limited and expected to fill quickly. The workshop is limited to 6 students of all skill levels.


3-DAY charcoal workshop | Sept 30-Oct 2


Monday, September 30th 10AM - 4PM - Overview of workshop. Students are guided through composition theory, and presented a selection of references designed by J. J Demonstrates charcoal process and silver leafing.

Tuesday, October 1st 10AM - 4PM - Students work on 1st charcoal with J’s instruction.

Wednesday, October 2nd 10AM - 4PM - Students work on 2nd charcoal with J’s instruction. The workshop ends with a discussion on professional practices.



This workshop is held at J Louis' private NYC studio. Location and other information sent after sign-up.

The class will run from 10am-4pm every day.

All art-making materials will be provided by the artist. Please bring a sketchbook to take notes.

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Workshop Reviews

“The workshop lasted three days and let me tell you it was entirely worth it. It was jam-packed with information, techniques and best practices for both making art and making it as an artist. If you are looking to take your work to the next level and learn from a contemporary master I highly recommend it.”

- Kamar T. (, @ohkamar) from 3-day NYC workshop

“Taking part in the J Louis workshop was not only educational but very inspiring. I can’t say enough good things about J Louis as an artist and also as a person. He went above and beyond a typical workshop and was a true teacher at heart. He shares his gift and knowledge in such a genuine and generous way. I would highly recommend this workshop to widen understanding of painting and textiles as well as inspiration that comes from thinking outside the box.” 

- Tamara B. (@tamarabrownart) from 3-day Charlotte workshop

“J. Louis’ Pro Workshop got me thinking about my creative process in a new way. J. is present and so generous and meets each participant right where they are. He has meticulously created an experience perfectly curated for the professional artist looking to expand their art practice and career. I am so grateful to have experienced this masterful bootcamp. I highly recommend it!”

- Noah J. (, from 3-day NYC workshop

“I would say the overall experience was great. I felt overwhelmed with your use of technology, but you are patient and willing to teach those with tech-phobias. one thing I learned from you was how to truly capture the image. I love your use of color and application. Much lighter than I was accustomed...”

- JJ Justice from 3-day Charlotte workshop