Sept 19, 2017 | 10am – 3:30pm

Portrait Drawing on Toned Paper at The 92nd Street Y, NYC

Project Thumbnail Archive_Connie_XXThroughout the history of western art portrait drawing has remained a vital artistic practice. Artists from Michelangelo, Holbein, Van Dyke and Ingres have explored this motif. These works speak to us because they are immediate, direct and honest and can lead us to consider the greater connection with humanity.

This workshop will focus on the methods and tools needed to draw a portrait on toned paper using graphite and white chalk. Working on toned paper allows one to complete a drawing faster and with solid volume and dimension. Students will 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 on the underlying structure of the head, skull and facial features. | Presented by The 92nd Street Y | Online registration opens on July 19. | To register, click here.