Classical Portrait Drawing
2-Day Weekend Drawing Workshop using Pencil and Charcoal
This 2-day workshop introduces you to drawing the classical portrait in pencil and charcoal, covering all of the technical and aesthetic aspects of portrait drawing, from the structure and anatomy of facial features to achieving likeness and creating expression. Even in our modern world, overflowing with photographic portrait images and 'selfies', the intimacy and aesthetic merits achieved by a simple portrait drawing still seduce us. Our Classical Portrait Drawing Workshops with Adrian Cooke will be held at UCC in CORK CITY on 12-13 October and St. Patrick's Gateway Centre in WATERFORD CITY on 19-20 October 2019.
You will be shown all aspects of portrait drawing, starting with the technical attributes of drawing the face and head, and then beginning to explore the more expressive qualities of this human subject. You will also have the opportunity to put your learning into practise by drawing a model from life. Some of the subject areas covered include:
- Approach to Classical Portraiture
- Structure and Anatomy of the Head for Artists
- Detailed Study of Facial Features: Eyes, Nose, Mouth, Etc.
- Working with Design, Line, Value and Form
- Lighting Your Subject
- Achieving Likeness and Expression
- Live model(s)
- Basic materials included*
- 10% off art supplies
- Practical exercises
- Slide & video presentations
*Students will be required to bring certain materials.
The Classical Portrait Drawing Workshops will be held in Cork and Waterford this October 2019.
|1||O'Rahilly Building UCC CORK||2 Days||Saturday & Sunday||10.00am - 5.00pm||12-13 October 2019||€ 175|
|2||St. Patrick's Gateway Centre WATERFORD||2 Days||Saturday & Sunday||10.00am - 5.00pm||19-20 October 2019||€ 175|
- Fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
- Classical Art Atelier reserves the right to cancel any course or workshop at any time if the minimum number of students required is not reached. In such cases, your fee will be fully refunded.
About Adrian Cooke
Coming from a rigorous formal training in classical music - piano and music composition - Adrian is a largely self-taught visual artist. He has selected areas of study and interest, such as the classical atelier method, to inform the style and ethos of his work. He works predominantly in traditional drawing and painting media, regarding these fundamental skills and techniques as essential building blocks in his work. His style, however, would be better described as Abstract Realism. His first exhibition was a series of classical portraits and master copy drawings at 33 The Mall, Waterford, in 2014.
Basic materials including cartridge paper and newsprint paper will be provided by the academy. However, you will need to bring a certain amount of drawing materials yourself. All materials and equipment are available at Cork Art Supplies, where you will be entitled to a 10% discount upon enrolling for this workshop, or at Jackson's Art Supplies UK
- A range of pencils including
2H, H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B
(preferably Staedtler Mars Lumograph)
- Staedtler Mars Lumograph Black 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B (optional)
- Graphite Powder (optional)
- Standard Carbon Pencils
- Vine Charcoal (Nitram)
- Willow Charcoal
- Compressed Charcoal
- Stonehenge Paper: White, 18x24in
- Canson Mi-Tientes Pastel Paper: Moonstone, Single Sheets 55x75cm
or Daler Canford Paper: Dreadnought Grey, A3 or A2 size
- Kneadable Eraser
- Skewer or Knitting Needle
- Tombow Mono Zero Eraser (optional)
- Maulstick (optional)