for ADULTS & TEENS*
* Teens (age 12-17) must be registered by responsible adult
Instructor: Mike Gillespie
March 10, 17, 24
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
FEE: $60 for 3 classes
All fees paid directly to instructor at 1st class
Beginner to Intermediate - the class will focus on building the structure of a head using limited values. The idea is to learn to see mass before line, as a preparation for painting and to achieve the illusion of three-dimensional form. The emphasis on value (darks and lights) starting with charcoal and a few pastels avoids the complication of color for less experienced students, but our selection can render adequate color for a portrait study.
At first, outlined heads will be provided on pastel paper, on which the student will work to place the correct values as seen on a color photograph of the model. Some instruction in comparative measurement, to achieve a likeness, will be included.
Paper, charcoal, and some pastels will be provided initially. Students may then work in a medium they are experienced with.
Class is limited to 8 students.