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Portrait Painting

AAWM Center for the Arts
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Portrait Painting
Center for the Arts
Saturday, June 30th, 2018, 10-3
Cost: $25 for AAWM members, $30 for others
Class Minimum 4, 14 maximum

You will create a portrait of your choice, in the medium of your choice, – pencil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels or oil. You need to bring references for 3 portraits so that we can choose one that will lead to success. References will be available if you don’t come with your own. You should get a black and white enlargement of your references that will fit your painting surface, if you feel you want to transfer key points to help with your drawing. Gain knowledge, skill, and confidence in your ability to draw a human, and in making convincing skin tones, if you are working in color, and how to make values work for you in a portrait. We will work on how to convey age and emotion in your work. You learn not only through your own work, but through observing the work of others.

Basic supplies needed are listed below. If you are new to painting, and want to start painting with this class, contact the instructor for advice about supplies you will need for your chosen medium.

Ann Anspach, the instructor, can be contacted at 928-536-2983, or text, with questions

Register by email to azaawm@gmail.com, by phone at 928-532-2296 or stop in at the Center for the Arts at 251 Penrod Road in Show Low.

Bring the supplies you need, and at least two surfaces, at least 11x14, to work on. One of these surfaces should be paper that you will practice drawing a subject on. You can purchase illustration board at the center for $2.50 each, if you choose to use that. You all need to bring a pencil and good eraser.

Minimally you will need:
Pencils: various hardness leads such as 2B, 2H, 6B and a kneaded eraser
Watercolor and acrylic: Paints, brushes, a palette with ample mixing space, a water container, toilet paper or Kleenex, masking tape and plexi glass
Oil: Paints, medium, thinner, palette, palette knife, brushes, canvas

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