Join artist and educator, Jane Lander, in a series of 5 weeks of Portrait drawing. Each week you'll be given practical exercises that will help you develop your portrait drawing skills. You'll develop drawing techniques including pencil shading, proportions of a head, how to draw portrait features such as starting with the shape of the head and building up linear and tonal dynamics expressing the features. In the final classes you'll work on an extended portrait using a medium of your choice developing your own individual style. These classes will include using a variety of drawing mediums including graphite, charcoal, ink and pastel.
These classes welcome all skill levels from beginners through to those wishing to refresh their drawing skills. Class sizes are kept small to ensure one-on-one time and guidance from Jane.
Jane has an established practice with over 30 years experience. Her work is held in many collections including the Newcastle Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Maitland Art Gallery, Muswellbrook Art Gallery and Broken Hill Art Gallery. Lander has been a finalist in many national prizes including The Dobell Drawing Prize, The Blake Travelling Art Prize, The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting prize and The Kilgour Art Prize, now held annually at Newcastle Art Gallery. Jane holds a Bachelor of Teaching (secondary, visual arts).
These classes run for 5 weeks on Thursday mornings:
15th July 9.30am-12.30pm
22nd July 9.30am-12.30pm
29th July 9.30am-12.30pm
5th August 9.30am-12.30pm
12th August 9.30am-12.30pm
What you get:
All materials supplied including pencils, charcoal, ink, pastels and paper.
What to bring:
BYO A4 or A3 sketchbook - all other materials provided.