March 2014 Drawing Workshops
Let master artist Shauna Shane help you to improve your ability to draw people. Whether you are relatively new to the subject or more experienced, you will pick up tips and techniques for building your skills.
In addition to instructor demonstrations, there will be plenty of time for hands-on practice and individual coaching to clarify explored concepts. The day will conclude with positive feedback and tips for continuing to build skills.
Each workshop will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with a half hour break for lunch. Bring a brown bag lunch and something to drink.
TAKE THE FEAR OUT OF DRAWING PORTRAITS
This workshop will start with how to set up a good portrait drawing. It all starts with the use of dramatic lighting of the face and choosing the placement of the portrait on the page. Learn about the proportions of the human face that will help you to create an accurate likeness of your subject. Throughout the workshop, emphasis will be placed on line quality, shading, and contrast to produce strong portraits.
Saturday, March 15, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Fee: $115 ($105 for Glastonbury Arts Members) Fee includes cost of live model
FIGURE DRAWING – THE MOST INSPIRING SUBJECT
This workshop explores the elements of a successful figure drawing, from lighting and placement of the figure to how to see light and shadow as shapes that help clarify the form. Learn about the proportions of the human figure, insights that will help you to render a strong figure drawing. Throughout the workshop, emphasis will be on proportion, line quality, shading, and contrast.
Saturday, March 22, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with ½ hour lunch break Fee: $115 ($105 for Glastonbury Arts Members) Fee includes cost of live model
MATERIALS LISTS FOR WORKSHOPS:
18″ x 24″ drawing pad (charcoal/pastel), hard vine charcoal, kneaded eraser, blending stump, drawing pencils (2H, H, 2B, 4B), sandpaper block and/or small hand-held pencil sharpener.