Portrait Drawing Foundation and Practice
Thursday, 10/12/2023 - 11/16/2023
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
Number of Lessons: 6
This course is specifically designed to give the students interested in portraiture, a solid foundation on the subject and practice a variety of techniques.
In this six sessions, online course, we will, create artworks working from photos of models and casts or sculpture and, both male and female, creating a number of portraits in a variety of dry media and techniques: graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, Conte crayons, reduction technique, Trois Crayon technique, pen and ink with water media washes. The students will also be encouraged to work from life preparing self-portraits or portraits of family and friends as homework assignment, continuing practicing the techniques studied in class and further develop technical skills.
The techniques we will practice during these 6 weekly sessions, each lasting 3:00 hours, include those that are traditionally used for portraiture to obtain a good level of realism and detail but also quick preliminary sketches to study subject and composition, utilizing also modern approaches and materials such as markers, ballpoint pen and so on.
In addition to the techniques mentioned above, we will study the fundamentals of structure and anatomy of the head, measuring techniques, tonal rendering, effects of light on form, correct positioning of the facial features and their structural characteristics. A variety of drawing materials will also be discussed and used.
As part of the services offered by the New Renaissance Atelier, you will have access to the recordings of the video sessions of all the courses you purchased for one year.
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