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ARTS 1117 The Art of Portraiture (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This drawing course focuses on the genre of portraiture, both in theory and in practice. The Mona Lisa, carnival portraits, and everything in between they all share the same initial approach to the figure. We will first hone in on the structure of the head. From there, we will use value, shapes, and color to create strong portraits with charcoal, gouache, and watercolor pencils. Along with traditional methods we will explore contemporary approaches to portraiture, with differing uses of format, composition, and color schemes. Classroom activities will include demonstration, lecture, and critiques. Basic drawing skills are strongly recommended.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sammy Chong

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 16-May-16