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Portraiture for Adults & Teens (4 session class)

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April 20, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Beginning to Intermediate – 4 Saturdays April 20-May 11 from 2-4pm
Class fee includes all materials

Minimum class size of 4 registered required for class to be held. Instructor will contact you the week before the course begins if class needs to be canceled. (Make-up sessions are available with communication with faculty).

Week 1: Form and Value
Students will begin with a simple clay exercise to loosely ascertain the depressions and protrusions of the human skull. With charcoal and pencil, we will create a value scale from dark to light with attention to blending and shading techniques. Students will proceed to draw the skull with newly acquired skills emphasizing values while considering form.

Week 2: Proportion and Features
We will move to facial proportions and general features through use of values- finishing with a charcoal rendering of the face and head.

Week 3: Scale
Working from an art history print, we will learn how to use a grid to reproduce what we see using pastels or charcoal.

Week 4: Plaster Cast
Using the “academic method” taught at The Florence Academy of Art, students will work from a plaster cast still life. Each cast is a particular facial feature from Michelangelo’s David. With attention to lighting and simplification of shadow – the form will emerge.

Reach out to faculty with questions: [email protected]

Registration online at: https://www.tracksidestudios.com/service-page/portraiture-class-for-adults-and-teens?referral=service_list_widget

Registration fee: $180.00 for the 4-class series ($150 registration plus $30 supplies)
* When your friend/family register and attend a class with you, you will get a $10 gift certificate to Trackside Studios at the time of the class.


April 20
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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