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Beginning Portraiture (ages 17+)

An introduction to drawing and painting realistic portraits both from life and photographs. 
Using traditional and contemporary studio methods, students will focus on capturing the ever elusive likeness, which is the essence of portraiture. A strong emphasis will be placed on light and shadow,  anatomy and structure of the head, and basics of composition. We will be working mainly with pencil and charcoal, however students are welcome to use any media. 
Students will be encouraged to work from a clothed portrait model weekly however, they may bring they're own photos to work from.
A great course for both beginners and experienced students, which can be applied to a variety of mediums such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel and colored pencil. This class can also be readily applied to computer based graphic novel and comics work.

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INSTRUCTOR: Rodrigo Avila
6:00 - 8:30PM | 10/5 - 11/16

*No class 11/2.

COURSE SPECIFICS and MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS —In this class, students will be working from a clothed live model and casts. —Some experience in drawing or art is recommended but not required, all levels are   welcome. — All media is welcome —Some basic materials will be provided (such as pencils, charcoal, paper and some drawing boards) however, students are encouraged to bring theire own preferred media, tools and materials, as well as easels, drawing boards, brushes, electronic drawing pads etc.

Earlier Event: September 27
Figure Drawing (for ages 18+)