Painting a Portrait 003
Painting a portrait may seem complex and intimidating at first, but if we were to break this subject into smaller components it will be much easier to grasp and conquer. We will focus on giving both beginner and intermediate level participants the fundamentals necessary to get them started and find ways to troubleshoot once working on their own. Also to be addressed are color, likeness, composition, and paint quality. There will be frequent mini-lectures and demonstrations that will help solidify your overall art knowledge.
Material List (no substitutes please) For the first couple of weeks:
Black and white construction paper, Scissors, White artist tape, Pencil, Sharpener, Ruler (at least 25 inches in length), Elmer's glue, Easel (such as Van Gogh H Shape easel or French easel. No tripod display easels please) Other Materials: Small hand held mirror
18x 24 Cream (off white) drawing paper pad ( Recommended: Strathmore 400 Drawing 80lb. paper pad (regular or smooth surface ( brown cover))
Box of 12 Grumbacher or Winsor and Newton Medium Round Vine Charcoal
General's 2B, 4B, and 6B charcoal pencils Single edge razor blades
Drawing board *approx 23x 26
2 Bulldog or binder clips
Different sizes of blending stumps *Not Tortillions (Loew-Cornell, Creative Mark, Jack Richeson) Nitram Sand paper block For future sessions: Painting Materials (not needed for Spring Session) • Palette: 12x 16 gray paper palette. • Surfaces: A variety canvas panels: 9X12, 12x16, 16x20. 2 of each
• Paints: Golden Carbon Black, Golden Titanium White, and Golden Gray Neutral Number 6
• Brushes: A variety of synthetic filbert brushes sizes 8. 9, 10, 12, 14. • House paint brushes of 2 and 3 inches in width.
• Spray bottle and plastic containers for water
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