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PORTRAIT Drawing/Painting

  • 17 Feb 2018
  • 24 Mar 2018
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Drawing/Painting Lessons

* 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.

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