Dates: July 25, 26, 27, 2014 10:00am to 4:00pm
$350 plus model fees
This three-day portrait painting workshop is a unique opportunity for students of all levels to learn the process of painting the portrait in oils using a full palette. The course will center on the experience of painting from a live model. There will be a single, sustained pose throughout the workshop, and students will complete one painting over the course of the three days. This will allow students to explore the stages to developing a portrait. We will begin by discussing comparative measuring, to get accurate proportions in the underpainting. Then we will move to colour and concentrate on big form modeling, then defining the planes of the face and features, and finally glazing to fine-tune the details. Students will learn how to achieve a better likeness as well as how to paint convincing flesh tones and render textures like cloth and hair. Each day will include a painting demonstration, discussion and individual instruction at the easel. Discussions will include comparative measuring, proportion and structure of the head, stages to developing a painting, as well as form, value, edges, balance, unity, light and modeling with color temperature.
To register for the workshop, or for further information, please contact Bev Gordon by email firstname.lastname@example.org.