WORKSHOP: Introduction to Portraiture (with Michael Simms)
DATES: Saturday-Sunday, 27-28 August 2016
TIMES: 10am-4pm for both days
COST: $225 + $25 material cost
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Where do you start when depicting something as infinitely complex as the human face? This workshop will help you develop the skills required for rendering a convincing portrait. It is open to those who wish to paint and/or draw, and will cover the following topics: the anatomy of the human face; facial expressions; lighting a portrait; the colours of the face; capturing a likeness; rendering hair and eyes; and tonal drawing versus linear drawing.
Run over two days, this workshop will consist of talks, demonstrations, and an extended pose with a live model to provide participants with the opportunity to develop a completed work.
Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook and pen, as well as the following items, or to buy them on the day from the ArtWorld Studio Gallery Shop:
Tea and coffee will be provided.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP TUTOR
Michael Simms is an award-winning artist based in New South Wales. After completing a psychology degree in South Australia, his interest in portraiture led him to Sydney, where he won a scholarship to study at the Julian Ashton Art School. In 2016, Michael was the winner of the Cambridge Studio Gallery Portrait Prize, and has been a finalist in several major awards including the Calleen Art Awards, the Percival Tucker Portrait Prize, and the Contemporary Art Awards. He was Highly Commended at ArtWorld Studio Gallery's inaugural Portrait Prize earlier this year.
Students will learn about the following: