How to draw a portrait

OVERVIEW
WEA (Workers Education Association)

Study techniques of famous artists and their mark making. Draw plaster casts of the skull and face as well as human faces in a variety of  poses.  Suitable for beginners and more advanced students.

Time: Tuesdays 12.00 – 2.00pm
Date:  1 May – 19 June 2018

View the course outline on the WEA website here 

CURRICULUM

  • Drawing the skull and what lies beneath the skin – The skull.
  • Drawing the planes of the face with line and tone – Beethoven’s death mask.
  • Studying the Masters & and their mark making.
  • Measuring and Proportions – Michaelangelo’s David.
  • Drawing a self-portrait.
  • Drawing a life model.
  • Experimental drawing.
  • Putting your knowledge together – free subject choice.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Conceive of the head and the features of the face in terms of basic overarching geometric masses.
  2. Gain a basic knowledge of the anatomy of the skull and the muscles of the head, neck and parts of the upper torso.
  3. Observe and conceptualise the relationship between facial physiognomy and conveying human emotion within a portrait.
  4. Gaining practical and applicable knowledge of art historical conventions for portraiture.
  5. Understand the interrelationship of the body to the head in portraiture.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Pencils (a selection of 3 or more pencils ranging from HB to 6B)
  • Grey Faber Castell Kneadable Rubber
  • A3 or larger sketch pad
  • Hand mirror for self portrait
Optional
  • Fixative
  • Stanley Knife
  • Other drawing implements (eg charcoal)

COST
$258.00
$232.00 Concession

Please book directly through WEA.

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