Saturday, January 20th & Sunday January 21st, 2018
9:30am – 4:30pm, both days
1 hour break for lunch
$225 (includes HST + model fee)
Location: Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave (Galt St entrance)
This class is intended for serious beginners through advanced students. This class will be a combination of learning about portraiture and how to tackle that genre using either pencil or charcoal and white chalk or pastel on toned paper.
Toned paper allows us to think in a more painterly way. We can more quickly capture light and form by using the value of the paper as one of the mid-values.
You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of:
- the forms, subforms and planes of the head
- How to avoid your drawings looking “chalky”
- How to develop the light
- How to correctly use and think of your block in
- 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
This workshop is a combination of demonstration and practice time. 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.
- 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.)
- Toned paper, in either gray, blue or earth tones. The size doesn’t have to be large – 12” x 16” will be sufficient. But if you’d like to work larger, large sheets of toned paper are available at Deserres.
- Depending on how dark your paper is, you may either way to work with pencil or charcoal or pastel or conte for your darkest value
- General’s white charcoal is my preferred white pencil, but a white pastel pencil will also work well
- A kneaded eraser
- A white eraser
- A pencil sharpener
- Chamois if you’re using charcoal
What we don’t cover:
I don’t get a lot 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.
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 12 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.
IMPORTANT: Payment & Refund Policies
Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable after January 14, 2018. 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 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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