2 Day Classical Portrait Drawing Workshop

Saturday 6 May

This 2-day intensive workshop introduces you to drawing the classical portrait. This workshop covers all of the technical and aesthetic aspects of portrait drawing in several media (graphite, charcoal, and Conté), from the structure and anatomy of facial features to achieving likeness and creating expression to a historical overview of the portrait as it developed from the Renaissance.

Even in our modern world, overflowing with photographic portrait images and ‘selfies’, the intimacy and aesthetic merits achieved by a simple portrait drawing still seduce us.

You will be shown all aspects of portrait drawing, starting with the technical attributes of drawing the face and head, and then beginning to explore the more expressive qualities of this human subject. On the second day of the workshop, you will have the opportunity to put your learning into practise by drawing a model from life.

Some of the subject areas covered include:

  • Approach to Classical Portraiture
  • Structure and Anatomy of the Head and Face for Artists
  • Detailed Study of Facial Features: Eyes, Nose, Mouth, Etc.
  • Creating Design, Line, Value and Form
  • Lighting Your Subject
  • Achieving Likeness and Expression
  • A live model, all materials, refreshments, and detailed hand-outs are included in the workshop.

Workshop Facilitator : Adrian Cooke

2-Day Classical Portrait Drawing Workshop
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May 2017
Triskel Project Space
10am to 5pm each day.
Cost €125.

Further details and booking information see www.classicalartatelier.com or telephone 087 660 9644 ; email info@classicalartatelier.com

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