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Exploring Individuality: The Art of Portraits

In the upcoming "Portraits in Charcoal Class" with Kelly Jean Smith, students will embark on a journey to capture the essence of individuality through portraiture. This class, scheduled for Thursdays in April, will delve into the intricate details of constructing a portrait, understanding the planes of the head, and aligning features to create a lifelike representation.

Throughout the course, students will learn how to build form with sensitivity to light and line, mastering foundational measuring techniques essential for portraiture. Using charcoal and sanguine, as well as black and white chalk on toned paper, students will explore a traditional, classic approach reminiscent of the work of Watteau.

A unique aspect of this class is the opportunity to work from both references and a live model, providing a dynamic learning experience that captures the nuances of human expression and form. While supplies are not included in the cost of the class, a comprehensive materials list is available for reference.

Join us in discovering the artistry of portraiture and unlock your creativity in capturing the essence of individuality. Sign up for the "Portraits in Charcoal Class" today and embark on a journey of artistic expression like never before.


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