Portraits   Caricatures   Character Design Portfolio Reviews

May 21,22 ,23 




master the art of portraits, caricatures and character design

May 21st - 23rd, 2020
Zoa House, Tel-Aviv

Award winning Master-Artist, Jason Seiler, is coming to Tel-Aviv for an intensive 3 Days of workshops on Portraits, Caricatures and character design in May 2020!

With his works featured constantly on the covers of major publications as TIME, Der Speigel, The Rolling Stones magazine, Mad Magazine and many more.


In This series of  workshops, you will learn from Jason his philosophies and personal techniques for creating amazingly realistic portraits, biting and playful caricatures, and unforgettable character design for feature films, animation and games.

You will also learn how to deal with fast turnarounds, client work in magazines and the film industry, building your portfolio and yourself up as an artist with a unique style.

The workshop will include lectures, live Demos, active asignments and Portfolio Reviews.
Get your sketchbooks ready, it’s gonna get intense!

Early Bird Sale!

10% OFF all tickets 

Ends: March 6th

Daily Pass

Choose 1 or more days 

to attend!

900.00 ILS

*includes vat tax

Full Access

Sign up for the full
3 day workshop! 

2700.00 ILS
2400.00 ILS

*includes vat tax

*Special offers for companies. contact us for more information
*please review our cancellation policy & FAQ


Workshop Schedule



May 22nd, 09:00-17:00

Creating a unique and accurate caricature one of the hardest things to draw effectively: We want to preserve the person we are drawing but to also add our own humor, ideas and messages in it. For this, we need to understand, know and employ the most powerful tool possible – The Truth.

In this workshop you will learn how to push forward the truth to capture the essence of a person,

how to play and think creatively with features and exaggeration, and to deliver a strong image with the most powerful message possible.


This Workshop will include:

  • The role of caricature in media and society 

  • The importance of caricature in your art and design process

  • The essence of a person

  • Simplification vs. exaggeration

  • Designing your caricature

  • How to push a person's truth forward


May 23rd, 10:00-18:00

Each day includes Lectures & Live Demos, assignments with audience partcipation , Q&A

90 minutes lunch break each day. lunch not encluded

All workshops are in the English language



May 21st, 10:00 -18:00

Known of his realistic and expressive portraits, Jason's work had been featured on numerous cover magazines, won prestigious awards and publications as People Magazine, The Rolling Stones, Adobe, Disney, Blizzard, and many more. and it's all down to mastery of the art. 

In this workshop Jason will teach you his personal philosophy and techniques for painting portraits, the work process with various publishing comapnies and clients and how to create amazing portraits quickly and efficiently.


This workshop will include:


  • An artist's personal journey

  • Shapes, Negative spaces and the relationships that make up a face

  • Choosing the right color palette 

  • The effects of brushwork

  • Features in the faces

  • How to convey a personand their personality

  • Establishing your own aesthetics style and mesage




This Day's workshop is where it all comes together !

In the first part of the day Jason will teach his approach to character design for concept art for animation and feature films.

The second part will include a  live portfolio reviews:
Jason will explain how to build your portfolio to best cater to a client and get the job that you want, and will review attendees portfolio on stage.
This will allow you not only to get in depth portfolio review but to also learn learn from others!



This workshop will include:

  • Effective character design

  • Simplified shapes & exaggeration in your characters

  • From portrait to caricature to characters

  • How to create a better portfolio

  • Portfolio Review


*Instructions to submit your portfolio will be send in email after your registration.
*Number of portfolio reviews is limited

Meet the Artist


Jason Seiler

Artist Bio

Jason Seiler is a Chicago based artist who began his professional career in a rather unorthodox way. After getting in trouble for drawing parodies of his history teacher in high school, Jason’s quick-thinking principle hired him to draw portraits of different faculty members. A professional artist was born. Jason went on to study fine art illustration at the American Academy of Art in Chicago for two years before beginning his professional work in earnest. Jason’s illustrations and paintings have been featured as covers and interior pieces for Adobe, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Utne Reader, TIME, The New Yorker, Der Spiegel, Business Week, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, MAD magazine, GOLF Digest, AD WEEK, KING magazine, Revolver, Guitar Player, The Village Voice, Penguin Group, Disney, The New York Observer, New Line Cinema, Universal Pictures, Aardman Animation, and Sony Image, among others. Jason also worked with his friends at Imaginism Studios, as a character designer on Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland”, helping to create such characters as the Red Queen, the Tweedles, the Bandersnatch and more.  Painted 4 paintings for the film “Escape to Planet Earth”, and most recently painted 6 stamps for the USPS Forever Series.

Jason’s work has been exhibited several times at the Society of Illustrators in New York as well as at the Society of Illustrators West, where he was awarded the silver medal for his portrait of Elvis Costello.  In 2014 he was awarded The Patrick Nagel Award for Excellence for his Painting  “Mother Can you Spare a Room”, for The Wall Street Journal.  His work has also been exhibited in Communication Arts Magazine, American Illustration, Taschen’s Illustration Now! 3, and the book, Digital Art Masters, and Digital Painting techniques by 3D Total.  Most recently he was a keynot