Portrait Sketch Workshop
Wethersfield Academy for the Arts: Wethersfield, CT
In this 5 day workshop, artists will work with a new live model each day incrementally working through skills needed to create lively and highly REALIZED portrait sketches. We will Begin with drawing in graphite on white paper and ultimately ending with a full color painted portrait sketch. In each medium, we will tackle a new skill and discuss elements of light and form, tools for successful drawing, structural anatomy, and color.
The first half of each day will be a demonstration with open discussion and lecture. The second half of the day will be taught with individual critique helping to guide artists to meet their goals. Artists will leave with a more complete understanding of the elements of line, shape, form, and color, as well as how to use these to create a highly realistic portrait from life in a short time frame.
The techniques covered will be Graphite on white paper, graphite and white chalk on toned paper, three color pencil on toned paper, grisaille painting, and full color painting.
July 23-27 (5 day) Monday-friday 9:30am-4:30pm