The Expressive Portrait from Home (10weeks/Online)
Instructor: Brian Kelley
January 29-April 2 (ten weeks)
Fridays, 2 - 5 pm EST
We are looking at faces in new and different ways these days. Zoom meetings can have us staring at our own faces on a screen for hours, as well as panels full of other faces, both familiar and strange. Complete in-person face views are rarer these days, as they are often obscured by a variety of masks. Newspapers, social media, and TV give us still and moving models. And professional models are zooming into virtual classrooms in ways that allow us to draw them in the comfort of our own homes. This expressive portrait class will employ our current situation and whatever art materials are readily available to each individual. Students will create self-portraits, and portraits of those who are in their homes both physically and virtually. And we will use professional models remotely. While learning the basic structure of the head and its geometry, participants will also look for the particularity and individuality of each head, thus transforming a drawing into a portrait. Perhaps students can even draw from each other.
Who is this class for: Some previous beginning drawing classes are helpful, but this class is appropriate for both those who are new to or experienced with working from the head.
The class will be taught live via Zoom. Instructions for using Zoom will be sent the day before or the morning of the first class.
Image: Brian Kelley