Friday, January 22 and 29, 1 to 2 pm via ZOOM. $50
Class I on the 22nd will be a review and discussion of composition of a portrait, including how famous artists approach portraiture. The class will learn about the skull, neck and shoulders to show how a face is formed and what’s underneath; how to add features and where they fit into the skull; how hair is composed on the skull; how features look from a side view, 3/4 view, faced up and chin down. Students will do a self portrait in pencil.
Class II on the 29th will focus on features – eyes, nose, mouth, ears and how to create a likeness by examining dominant features. Students will focus on drawing shadows and plains of the face by using images of classic bust forms, looking again at works of famous artist to see their approach. Students will do a self portrait in pencil. Students will need a drawing pad (9×12 or larger), soft black graphite pencil (preferably #7, 8 or 9, and/or vine charcoal), small standing mirror, kneaded eraser, and some pastels.