Portrait Painting in Oil-Session I

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Mon 01:30 pm to 04:00 pm
Start Date: September 12, 2016  End Date: October 17, 2016
Instructor Name: 
Lawton, David
Room Number: 
214
F1610451
Ages: 
18+
Course Description: 

In this six-week class, students will explore various ways to approach the portrait. Both a tonal approach and a full chromatically colored technique will be taught. Students will explore various ways to start a portrait as well as all aspects in setting up and designing the composition. Working from live models, students will learn how to see and recognize the planes of the face that are essential in being able to paint a portrait. Some key points that will be covered are proper measuring techniques, color mixing, paint application (thick and thin) and edge quality hard and soft edges.
Instruction will be both general and specific geared to the specific level that the student has attained. A critical tool in this form of instruction is the critique; students will be encouraged to participate at the end of each session in a group critique. Model fee TBA. For more information, please contact the instructor at davidclawton@comcast.net. Instructor’s website: www.lawtonfineart.com.