Wednesday Oct 5 2016 – Wednesday Nov 9 2016
Cost: $195 (includes HST + model fee)
Max 7 participants
The classes take place at the studio (in my home) located near Parkdale/Carling. The exact address will be provided upon registration.
You can pay with all major credit cards using the Pay Now button below, or you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to pay by e-transfer or cheque.
Do you struggle with capturing likeness in your drawings? Have you always wanted to learn to draw portraits? This class is intended to give beginners and intermediate students a solid foundation in portraiture by teaching head structure, individual character and lighting the portrait.
I like to demo for about 40-45 mins most sessions and then give you guys time to practice the concepts. Some weeks, you may just practice the concepts for the full 2 hours while I take the time to give one-on-one support.
Class sizes are small so that everyone will have one-on-time with me by the end of the course.
What we’ll cover:
- Head structure & proportion
- Character & likeness
Week 1: Head structure + practice
Week 2: Head structure + practice
Week 3: Character + practice
Week 4: Practice session
Week 5: Light demo + practice
Week 6: Practice
- An unlined notebook! I don’t do handouts because you won’t learn as much if I just tell you what to do. I want you to make notes of what I’m saying, copy the demos, draw along with me while I talk. You’ll learn so much more this way. (See the science behind it here.)
- A large pad of white paper, anywhere from 16” x 20” to 18” x 24”
- A standard 2B pencil. Yup, that’s it. Maybe bring 3-4 of them so you don’t have to be constantly sharpening.
- A kneaded eraser
- A white eraser
- A pencil sharpener
What we don’t cover:
I don’t get into materials, how to use materials, how to sharpen your pencils the best way, etc. The magic is not in the materials, and other artists will do a better job teaching that. This is about getting knowledge of artistic concepts in your hands so you can get to making the work you want to be making.
Who these classes are for
These classes are for the serious beginner, or intermediate, artist. They are focused and intense and I will be sharing as much of my knowledge as I can in the 12 hours we have together. If you love Paint Night at your local bar, these classes are probably not your thing.