The Art of the Conceptual Portrait

with Adrien Broom

September 26 and 28, 2023

Tuesday and Thursday: 5:00 – 7:00 pm (Mountain Time)
  • Tuition $295.00

Course Description

Do you aspire to create portraits that convey a message and tell a story? In this two-part online presentation, award-winning photographer, set designer, and filmmaker Adrien Broom shares insights, techniques, and secrets for developing and executing a strong concept for a portrait.

With her guidance, participants discover the visual elements necessary for creating impactful and memorable images that leave a lasting impression on viewers. You learn how to work with models and collaborators, direct emotions, and create a comfortable and collaborative environment to bring your vision to life.

Adrien’s lectures go far beyond technical instruction. Drawing upon her diverse background in fine and decorative arts, she also shares her personal journey, highlighting the development of her signature style for creating intricate, handcrafted sets that transport viewers to fantastical realms without the use of computer-generated imagery. You gain a deeper understanding of your own creative process—and how to stay motivated and overcome creative blocks.

Whether you’re an experienced professional or a budding photographer, this online program provides the perfect opportunity to enhance your creativity and elevate your skills to new heights. Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the art of conceptual portraiture and discover the endless possibilities of self-expression through the lens of Adrien Broom.

Additional Information

All are welcome
Special Notes:

This lecture-based webinar will meet 5:00 – 7:00 pm (Mountain Time) on Tuesday, September 26 and Thursday, September 28 (two online group sessions).

Webinar software (available for no charge from will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.


View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

Fine Art, Portraiture
Adrien Broom

Adrien Broom is a photographer, set designer, and filmmaker with a fascination for surrealist and fantastical art. Her award-winning work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions all over the world, at venues including the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York; the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, Vermont; the Edward Hopper Museum in Nyack, New York; and the Centro di Cultura Contemporanea in Florence, Italy. In addition to earning a BA in Computer Animation from Northeastern University, Adrien studied fine art in Florence and London. Her exhibition, A Colorful Dream, is touring North America from 2023 to 2025.


Instagram: @adrienbroom


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