Monday–Friday, June 19–23, 2017 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM | $900
Throughout the history of western art, portrait drawing has remained a vital artistic practice. Artists such as Michelangelo, Holbein, Van Dyck, and Ingres have explored this motif. These works speak to us because they are immediate, direct and honest. This workshop focuses on the methods and tools needed to draw a portrait with accuracy and feeling. Students learn to capture the likeness and unique personality of the sitter by carefully observing the subtleties of the human face. Composition, perspective, proportions and the effects of light and dark will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on an in-depth investigation of the underlying structure of the head, skull and facial features. There will be a week-long pose and each day the class will be augmented by lectures and demonstrations.
Monday–Friday, July 31–Aug 4, 2017 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM | $900
This all-day all-week workshop is designed to help the student learn the finer points of this time-honored art form. All the stages of the portrait painting process will be examined from the under-painting to the completed portrait. Students will develop a good foundation for capturing likeness by studying the underlying structure of the skull and features of the face. We will explore the effects of light on skin, mixing flesh tones and application and rendering techniques. All level of students welcome.
classes are held at The Art Students League of New York | 215 West 57th Street, NYC 10019 | instructor present each day | enrollment is limited | please request supply list when registering | to register, see registrar in the ASL office or call 212-247-4510, ext. 0 | for more information and withdrawal policy, visit www.theartstudentsleague.org
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