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Portrait Painting Techniques Workshop

  • The Teaching Studios of Art 115 Audrey Avenue Oyster Bay, NY, 11771 United States (map)
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In the Portrait Painting Techniques Workshop , students will investigate the foundational elements of portrait drawing and painting.  The workshop will allow for 2 6 hour sessions with the same model so that each aspect of the curriculum can be thoroughly studied and implemented.  Students will begin with a study of basic proportions of a live model, then learn how to transfer that information to a two-dimensional surface. The class will then progress to the articulation of form by means of light, perspective, and structure.  By moving from the simple to the complex, students will gain a greater awareness of these foundational elements and their implementation in portrait painting.  In addition, topics pertaining to anatomy, design and color will be presented and tailored to the needs of each student.  Lessons will take the form of demonstrations and individual critiques according to each participants needs.


Earlier Event: April 2
Foundations of Portrait Drawing
Later Event: September 6
Figure Drawing