Portrait Drawing

Gain a sense of confidence when attempting a portrait. In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of developing a strong likeness. Achieving a likeness involves head structure, placement of features and observation of light and shadow. You will learn to see with greater understanding and how to translate what you see into a drawing. Poses will vary from short to long so that you are given maximum opportunity to learn how to get started.

Fleisher will be closed on Monday, May 28, to observe the Memorial Day holiday. The make-up session will be on June 18.

What you will learn in this class:

  • The observation and understanding of head structure

  • Learning to see the direction of light in terms of light and shadow patterns

  • Observing the model’s complexion as a relation ship of skin color, hair color and eye color

  • Seeing the three qualities of light: light, transition and shadow

Required supplies:

  • Charcoal and pencils, 2B, 4B, 8B and HB*

  • Newsprint and charcoal pads, 16 x 20 inches*

  • White conte and white charcoal*

  • Kneaded eraser*

  • Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10 percent discount on art supply purchases.