Thursdays, January 9 – February 27, 2020 – FULL
16 hours of class time
Cost: $335 (includes HST + model fee)
Location: Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave (Galt St entrance) – we are wheelchair accessible, unfortunately the washrooms are not
Max 12 participants
This class is intended to give students a solid foundation in portraiture by teaching head structure, individual character and lighting the portrait.
You will leave with a deeper understanding of:
- the forms, subforms and planes of the head
- Structural thinking and how to think in three dimensional space
- How to correctly use and think of your block in
- What are the elements of an effective, accurate and beautiful contour
- the rules of organic form
- how light and organic form interact
- how to capture deep likeness and character in your drawings and paintings using the matrix of proportion.
Most classes will be a combination of demos and practice time, with some classes being practice only. During practice time, I will spend one-on-one time with each student, giving guidance, critique and support.
Because class sizes are small, each student will get plenty of one-on-one time with me by the end of the course.
Who these classes are for:
These classes are for the serious beginner to advanced artist. They are focused and intense and I will be sharing as much of my knowledge as I can in the 16 hours we have together. If you love Paint & Wine Night at your local bar, these classes are probably not your thing.
Who am I and what do I know?
I’m Sarah Marie Lacy, and I’m a full-time professional artist and portrait painter. I’ve studied with master artists in France, and have won international awards for my work, which makes me sound very fancy. I am deeply passionate about the work that I do and love sharing it with others and watching my students improve and progress.
What we don’t cover:
I don’t get into materials, how to use materials, how to sharpen your pencils the best way, etc. The magic is not in the materials, and other artists will do a better job teaching that. This is about getting knowledge of artistic concepts in your hands so you can get to making the work you want to be making.
- An unlined notebook! I don’t do handouts because you won’t learn as much if I just tell you what to do. I want you to make notes of what I’m saying, copy the demos, draw along with me while I talk. You’ll learn so much more this way. (See the science behind it here.)
- A large pad of white paper, anywhere from 16” x 20” to 18” x 24”
- A selection of pencils, from 2B to 6B. I tend to work with a 2B mostly, but some people like having a few to choose from.
- If you’d prefer to work on toned paper for your longer portraits, please do!
- A kneaded eraser
- A white eraser
- A pencil sharpener
IMPORTANT: Payment & Refund Policies
Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable after Jan 2, 2020. This means that after this date, you cannot use this payment to pay for a course at a later date, and that your payment will not be refunded just because you cannot make a course that you signed up for. Think seriously about your ability to attend these classes. If you intend to pay in cash on the first day but cancel after this refund period, you will be invoiced for the amount of the class.
Discounts will not be given for students who can only attend a portion of the classes.
If the class is cancelled due to a lack of registrants or other circumstances, your money will be refunded in its entirety and within 7 days of cancellation.
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1. E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org (auto-deposit is set up)
3. Credit card invoice
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