The Expressive Portrait from Home
Instructor: Brian Kelley
May 29 - June 26
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 tiles full of other faces, both familiar and strange. Complete in-person face views are more rare these days, as they are often obscured by a variety of masks. Newspapers, social media, and TV give us still and moving models. 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. 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. This class will be taught live through Zoom, with additional resources provided through either email or Google Classroom. Instructions for using Zoom will be sent prior to the class.
Images by Sharapt Kessler and Alex Knox.