Date/ Time: 5 classes /Wednesdays / 2-5 pm
May 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6
Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787
Location: Cole Art Studio, located on the lower level of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020
This 5-class course will be dedicated to drawing and painting expressive portraits, and is open to students who have at least a little portrait drawing experience. Bring your watercolors, charcoals, inks and creative spirit!
First Joe will review some different portrait drawing and measuring techniques - so you will be able to get the eyes, nose and mouth in the right place - and some anatomy tips for drawing the features correctly. And after the review, then the class will launch into the expressive, creative side!
Joe will show you unusual ways to create expressive, emotional, funny, ugly, beautiful and surreal portraits. You will use drawing techniques such as blind contour, partial peek contour and minimalist line/mass to draw portraits. You will also start drawings and paintings in some unusual ways: with non-objective marks; with spontaneous abstract block-in; using old, bad paintings as under-paintings; and then finding faces in the abstracts and developing them to a final portrait. Combining human features with animal features or floral plants also will be tried!
Wear old clothes and prepare to have a great time! This course is designed to have fun, to be creative and to loosen up.
This course will be centered around watercolors as the core medium. However, you are encouraged to use other mediums to complete your projects. Joe will be using watercolors with ink and charcoal.
You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill requirements for your class. Artspot's Web Site
Conte Crayon Sticks:
Palette: A plastic or resin watercolor palette with lid.
Aquacover Liquid Watercolor paper for Arches bright white paper
Synthetic WC Brushes:
Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.