Skill Levels: Beginner,Intermediate
Learn the correct proportions of the human head and work from proportion charts developed by court portrait artists in the Renaissance era. Each class, we will work on a different aspect of proportion; profile, full face, ¾ view, and odd facial expressions. We will work from proportion charts, and sketch the head in great detail before painting. Learn how to use negative space, and proportion to get a likeness. Start with a photo reference for first class, then a live model. Learn full face proportions and work from a photo reference, then a live model. Learn dramatic portraiture by painting from a photo of a costumed model, and dramatic lighting by painting from a photo of a candle-lit model. Great class to learn how to make portraits using pastel.
Class will start with a demonstration, include one-on-one help, and end with a group critique. Extra photo references for homework will be available each class, and homework will be critiqued at the start of the next class.
1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, FL
Mon [1:00 pm - 4:00 pm]
Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell
Note: Class will be based on photo references and live models.