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12 Week Class: Portrait Drawing and Painting

Portrait Drawing and Painting
12 week class starting January 14th

Mondays 6:00-8:30pm 1/14-4/1
Plus Nelson-Atkins Museum Visit TBD by Student Vote
Class Fee $480

This class will cover all aspects of portrait drawing in charcoal and painting in oil. With 12 weeks dedicated to the head, we will be able to delve deep into likeness and accurate drawing before moving on to color, as well as expanding into areas such as the handling of clothing and background. Basics as well as advanced concepts will be covered, so it is appropriate for students of any ability level. Both photographs and live models will be utilized, allowing students the opportunity to work on more personalized subjects and to understand the differences between work done from life and done from a photograph.

Concepts covered will include:

  • Proportion and structure of the head

  • Light logic

  • Likeness

  • Skin tone palettes and mixing

  • Various oil painting techniques

  • Composition

  • Limitations and advantages of photographic references vs live modeling

  • How to arrange clothing and background to support the subject

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Earlier Event: January 13
Medium Poses Life Drawing
Later Event: January 20
Long Pose Life Drawing