Portrait Painting Fundamentals for Art Educators

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Portrait Painting Fundamentals for Art Educators

28 June, 2021 to 02 July, 2021

USD 550


Studio Incamminati
1901 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

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Instructor: Natalie Italiano
Location: Studio Incamminati
Date: June 28 — July 2 2021
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $350 for art educators ($550 regular admission)

This workshop introduces fundamental portrait painting concepts based on the curriculum of Studio Incamminati. Through a series of exercises, students learn principles and direct painting methods necessary to paint a portrait from life. Exercises begin with a dynamic approach to grasping the gesture of the head with paint, teaching students to see and build from simple to complex. Studies progress from monochromatic grisaille painting to value and color studies. Concepts covered include construction of the head with simple planes, anatomical landmarks, value relationships, and modeling form with values.

Color study exercises explore basic color theory and the effect of light on form and will include full color and limited palette exercises. Paint handling, edges, and the stages of developing a portrait from life will be explored in this direct painting approach. Daily instructor demonstrations and discussions clearly explain an approach to study influenced by the teachings of Nelson Shanks. An extended pose over the last two days offers students the option to develop a longer portrait.

The content of this workshop meets the standards for the National Art Education Association, and offers Act 48 credits for the state of Pennsylvania. All levels of artists are welcome to attend; the workshop is not limited to educators.

If you are elligible for the Art Educator discount, please call 215-592-7910 or email dmahlman@studioincamminati.org.