Learning Portraiture through Creating Self-Portraits.

Mondays 12 -1 

October 12th, Octobet 19th , October 26th and November 2

 

**you may prorate missed classes after I have 8 enrolled- Please let me know if you wish to do so.

 

The cost plan is as follows:

If you would like to take the 4 week class it is a flat cost $60

If you want an email critique plus a one on one zoom  15 minute discussion per week of your work, then it is $100.

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I will send out the zoom link to the class One week before the class starts. I will resend the link the day before the class starts a second time.

 

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WEEK 1:

I will open with an overview of my approach of drawing and painting the portrait.  I will discuss my experience doing self-portraits and why I think self-portraits are important. I will show examples of my self-portrait narratives like "The Burning of Adelaide Labille Guiard's Masterpiece"

 

I will discuss the importance of simple one sided lighting.  I will focus on the nose and do a nose demo for the class.

 

Homework assignment: Create a self portrait that is lit from the side, no bigger than 3 x 3 inches.

I will show examples of miniature self-portraits.

 

WEEK 2

If anyone has self-portraits from week one assignment,  "3 x 3 self-portrait , lit from the side"- to show we will discuss those. 

 

 I will focus on how to place the nose successfully on the face.  I will discuss the plane changes around the nose to transition into the cheek.  I will use examples of this using master paintings.

 

IN CLASS EXERCISE:

We will do a 15 minute drawing of your own nose in the mirror.  

Then if you choose, I will critique your nose exercise and any self-portraits during the class.  Everyone can learn from each other’s work.  

 

  

 WEEK 3: 

I will discuss the eye / eye socket and brow relationship this week.  I would like to focus on how to create the illusion of a detailed eye.  

IN CLASS EXERCISE: 

You wil draw one of your eyes, focusung on the understructure for 15 minutes. 

Then we discuss the exercise afterwards. 

Homework assignment: To create eye drawings from different angles, that are not focused on detail, that clearly show the shape of the eyeball.

 

WEEK 4:

We will discuss the neck and how to subdue it to the face/portrait. As well as the ear /cheekbone relationship.

I will focus on discussing  the technique of Pastel medium this week

 

IN CLASS DISCUSSION:

We will have a discussion showing the correct approach to drawing painting the neck and the ear/cheekbone  relationship,  using old master paintings.   

I will close with answering questions and critiquing anyone’s self-portrait started at home.