Wednesday, June 9, 2010

portrait drawing and painting workshop with Camie Davis

This workshop still has room for a few more students! (July 19-30) Camie Davis has been teaching full time in the core program since the beginning of GCA. She is a high energy force of motivation at the school and her classes are always fun and challenging. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

Camie Davis teaches Jedi mind tricks and portrait drawing
In this ten day work shop students will complete a thoughtfully rendered and highly refined portrait painting with interior. We will be working with the same model three hours in the morning and three hours in the afternoon with a one hour lunch break in between giving us sixty hours of model time over the course of the workshop. All students will start off rendering a preliminary block in sketch in graphite with a focus on accuracy and likeness. Beginning students will be encouraged to continue rendering their portrait in pencil , with the additional option of toned paper and white chalk. Advanced students may transfer their drawings to canvas and proceed with a full color portrait. The main focus of this work shop will be on providing a solid and accurate foundation with your drawing to then take further with naturalistic flesh tones and an understanding of light on form. Additional discussions on color, composition, poster studies, and aesthetics will also be offered. All steps will be previewed through instructor demonstrations.