Introduction to Portrait Drawing for Beginners

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Rachel Bess
Course Meets
06/05/2017 - 06/26/2017 6:00PM - 9:00PM on Mon
$200 + $35 Model Fee
Studio Support Donation
About Studio Support Donation
By fundraising the School underwrites each adult student on average of $200 per workshop. We rely on the generosity of our donors to help support the School and many have done so by paying it as a donation. Thank you for your generosity. When you sign up for a workshop, there are two fields listed. The “Tuition Price” alone or an added donation: “Studio Support Donation.” “Studio Support Donation” is a tax-deductible donation to the School.
Skill Level
Absolute beginner Beginner
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Students will learn the basics of portrait drawing alongside other beginners. This will be an informative and comfortable atmosphere to become familiar with portrait drawing terminology and techniques including: measuring, form, value, features and proportions. One of the hardest parts about drawing the portrait is knowing where to begin and how to break all of the visual information down into manageable pieces. Rachel will talk about what to look for when drawing a portrait and how to accurately capture what you see. There will be demos each session as well as lots of time for students to work from the live model and practice what they’ve learned.