Portrait Drawing from Life
8- week course. Wednesdays, 2:00 – 4:30 PM
Sept. 13 – November 1, 2023
Tuition: $350
10 Students Maximum

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In this course, students will be introduced to a fundamental approach that uses both gesture and structure to efficiently draw portraits from life. This approach relies on what is seen visually but also understand how light falls on a subject. The anatomy of each feature are introduced to develop a structurally informed and accurate portrait.

Students will practice comparative measuring first, then draw the live model throughout many sessions in order exercise observation while gradually learning about anatomy and rendering. The goal of this course is to enhance technical dexterity, observational skills, and shading in a tactile manner in order to achieve realism/naturalism in their work.

Lourdes will give lectures, demos, and critiques throughout the course. Knowledge of anatomy or experience in drawing is recommended.

REFUND POLICY: Full refunds available 7 days before the first day of class. Full refund minus $100 non-refundable fee if you withdraw less than a week before the first day of class. No refunds when the course begins and is in session regardless of attendance. By registering you agree to this refund policy. Thank you! Accepted payment methods: Paypal, Venmo, Cash, Check.


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