Four Week Course
Thurs, April 13 – May 4, 2023
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Taught in English and Spanish
(Members have a 20% discount with code)
This is an ideal course for beginner/intermediate students who want to learn how to draw a portrait and/or improve their portrait skills. No previous Drawing training is required, this workshop is suitable for new students or a continuation for those who took previous portrait courses. Class meets virtually once a week for four consecutive weeks.
Students will learn how to represent a portrait in different positions, following the concepts of symmetry, proportions, measurements, comparison, and shading, and learning in detail how to make and combine all their face’s features building the whole portrait. Students will draw first the structure, adding the features and shading and later completing all details in the portrait.
The course will cover frontal, profile and ¾ positions (form left and right) through analytical drawings and also sketching during the first part of the class to warm up and capture the gesture of the face.
Students will have a constant evaluation during the classes while they are drawing, through individual instruction and demonstrations and according to how they are doing the exercises proposed, making them aware of all the things they learned and what they have to correct to improve their drawings.
● Warming up by sketching portraits samples.
● Fitting the main exercise portrait on the page.
● Starting with the Outline drawing of the portrait.
● Drawing the structure of the face.
● Location, proportions, symmetry.
● Drawing the features of the face.
● Shading, realistic details.
● Final touches. Gesture and expression.
About the Instructor
Pablo Contrisciani earned his Masters in Fine Arts, Painting at Facultad de Bellas Artes, National University of La Plata, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He has participated in several solo and group exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally. His work forms part of public and corporate collections from USA, Latin America and Europe. Pablo is an Oolite Arts alumnus (1998-2006 and 2010-2015) and works as a painting instructor since 1998.