Drawing Faces - Introduction to Portraiture (IW)
A beginners drawing course for those who want to learn in a relaxed and inspirational atmosphere. A great way to start drawing is by having fun with materials and by experimenting with them. We will explore principals of mark making as well as easy rules to follow when drawing any face. The idea is to develop drawing skills and explore your own expressive ideas as you learn about composition, line, tone, texture and proportion with a variety of subject matter which could include your own child if you wish.
This is a beginners course so no drawing experience is required but can also be for students who have some limited experience or who did some drawing some years ago and want to get back into the swing of things.
You will receive a choice a projects from beginner to advanced. You choose the level you want to work at and your teacher can provide one on one tutorial support while you work at your own pace.
The aim is finish the course with a graphite pencil portrait of anyone you choose.
Time: Tuesday, 24 July - 21 August 2018, 11:00am-12:30pm
Duration: 5 x 1.5 hour sessions (7.5 hours total)
Venue: Glebe Town Hall
Teacher: Micky Hanlin
Course fee includes hand-outs and childminding* for one child aged 6 weeks to 5 years. Click here to book in additional children.
*Please note - You must enter the names and ages of ALL children you will be bringing in the 'Note to Seller' section at checkout.
Coming without kids? Use the code "CHILDFREE" at checkout to receive a $30 discount!
ENROLMENTS CLOSE MONDAY 16 JULY 2018
The first session we will learn about the materials we will use. Then we will be freeing up the hands and the mind, exercising hand eye co ordination, using gesture and basic mark making concentrating on the line and texture through short exercises including monkey drawing (a method of drawing without looking at your page) which always produces surprising results!
This week we will start to look at drawing faces using a variety of methods to gauge proportion and placement of features using line only.
This week we will look at how we use tone, shape and shading to flesh out the face and give it detail to aid resemblance. We will also at how to draw infants and children as the proportions differ to adults.
Using photographs, we will continue looking at ways to draw the face. We will look at different angles we can draw the face from to create interesting portraits.
This session will look at finishing off our portraits or starting another one! We will add those finishing touches or taking away unnecessary details to make your portrait really pop!
Meet the teacher:
Micky Hanlin is a visual artist working across various mediums including drawing, collage, painting and sculpture. She has been a practising artist since 1999 and graduated with honours from Sydney College of the Arts in 2004.
Micky is represented by Gallery 9 in Darlinghurst. She has had nine solos exhibitions over her career and has been involved in numerous group exhibitions.
Micky has two children, seven and four years old and understands the challenges of being a mother with creative aspirations!