- Course NumberFPD-2348-CE
- Dates Sep 21 - Dec 14
- Hours10:00AM - 04:00PM
- Additional Fees0.00
- Status Open
- Location 310 East 22nd Street
There's more to painting a great portrait than capturing a likeness; it's about creating the illusion of life. Portraiture should reveal the character of the sitter and exude a lifelike essence. During this course, taught by an award-winning portrait artist, you will learn how to analyze, interpret and convincingly portray the human visage. The methodology presented is both broad in scope, yet simple to comprehend. It's based on the idea that logic, not frivolous rules nor superficial techniques, lies at the core of the greatest portraits ever created. Working from live models, you will discover a simple and straightforward way to achieve accurate drawing and to easily replicate any color you see, particularly the subtle translucent tones of the human complexion. You will also learn how to model form and to simulate the effects of luminosity, illusionistic depth and atmospheric space. All of the information covered in this course will be fully demonstrated and explained.
NOTE: A Sunday afternoon field trip to the Met is included. Please bring a notebook and pen to the first session. A complete supply list will be distributed at the first session.
BFA, University of the Arts
New York Archdiocese, MBNA, ITT Corporation, MetLife, Time Warner, DreamWorks, IBM, MTV, FedEx, Disney, Newsweek, Warner Publishing, Putnam, A&E, CBS, ABC, Geffen Films, Nynex, National Geographic, Scientific American, U.S. Postal Service, Angel Records, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Redbook, Look, Psychology Today, New York magazine, Grey & Grey
Richard C. von Hess Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia; American Society of Portrait Artists; Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists; Society of Illustrators; New York Society of Portrait Artists; Long Island Professional Artists' Showcase
Step-by-Step Graphics, Graphis Annual, Communication Arts, Idea, Print, Folio
Awards and honors include:
First Place, Best Portfolio, Portrait Society of America; American Society of Portrait Artists; Society of Illustrators