Saturday Portrait Drawing

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Instructor Anna-Lisa Stardust van der Valk

Learn the basics of the portrait drawing process working from a live model, with a mix of large plaster casts, images, lecture, demos, and hands-on instruction. This intensive workshop is suitable for those new to portraiture as well as experienced portraitists. Have fun experimenting with various drawing media to practice the basics of portraiture: the human skull and bone structure, facial planes, muscles, skin, hair, facial features, expression, mood, anatomy, shadows and lights, contours, lines, masses, composition, and perspective. The model will take a variety of short and long poses. There will be a model fee of between $20-30 depending on workshop size as well as an optional $5-10 materials fee for supplies provided by the instructor.


image: Pablo Picasso, Self Portrait, 1907

$10.00 materials fee paid to the instructor
2 meetings
Fort Mason (2 Marina Blvd – Bldg B, San Francisco, CA 94123)
Room 207

Materials List:

Please bring to class: 
Newsprint Pad — 11” x 14” or 14” x 17”. Good Drawing Paper --- 11” x 14” or 14” x 17”. Drawing Pencils: 2B, 4B, 6B. Charcoal pencils #’s 2B, 4B, 6B. Soft Vine Charcoal Sticks. Graphite Pencil: HB or 2B. Kneaded eraser. White Plastic Eraser. Drawing Stump. Chamois Cloth. Drawing Board w/Clips (optional). 2 sheets of quality white drawing paper (Arches, Canson, etc.) = size and tooth of paper is student’s choice. 2 sheets of quality colored drawing paper = size, color, and tooth of paper is student’s choice.