An Introduction to Drawing and Painting the Portrait.
Jan. 19th, 26th, Feb. 2nd, 9th, 2023
6:30 to 9;00 PM at Hipbone Art Studio.
4 Classes, in person series.
(Enroll for series or individual classes.)
$200 for series. $70 individual classes
Student & Modeling Discount Available: HERE
Instructor: Rodrigo Avila
An introduction to drawing and painting realistic portraits from life
(or from photographs) using principles of direct tonal painting.
This is a four part series that builds upon each previous class.
Beginning with the basic structure of the head and face, proportions, capturing a likeness, adding shadows, transitioning into painting the portrait in grisaille, the limited palette and into to full color portraits.
A good primer or starter course for both absolute beginners, experienced artists and everyone in between. Principles learned in this class can be applied to nearly all mediums such as pencil , charcoal, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel , colored pencil. and even digital painting.
PORTRAIT FUNDAMENTALS SERIES SCHEDULE
1. January 19th -
Basic concepts of portraiture and getting a likeness.
2. January 26th -
The Portrait in Charcoal: Understanding value and shading.
3. February 2nd -
The Portrait in Grisaille: Moving from Drawing into painting.
4. February 9th -
The Portrait in a limited palette: The Munsell Color System.
1. Basics concepts of Portraiture:
A systematic approach to getting a likeness using
observational and knowledge based methods.
Basic anatomy and structure of the head and face, Facial features Proportions, layout, mapping and composition.
2. Portrait in Charcoal: The critical importance of light and shadow, Adding value and shading to the portrait,
3. Portrait in Grisaille: Working in grays to help transition from drawing to painting, The toned ground. Warm and cool tones.
4. Portrait in a limited color palette:
Using the Munsell color system to introduce color to the portrait.
All Classes: Sketchbook and pencils. (about 8.5x11)
2nd Class: Material provided by instructor.
3rd Class: Oil painting supplies or other preferred media
4th Class: Oil painting supplies or other preferred media.
About Instructor and his artwork:
Student and Modeling Discounts.
Students and volunteer portrait models can receive a 25% to 50% discount for this class.
- What is the portrait modeling discount?
Portrait classes sometimes require multiple models in order for everyone attending the class to have adequate views. If you wish to attend the classes and wouldn't mind modeling some (fully clothed) during the class,
you can receive a substantial discount.
Student Discount: If you are a high school or college student, you qualify for a discount on this class.
If you are interested in either of these discount options
please click here >> Portrait Class Discount