Portrait Drawing Classes in Chicago, IL

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Drawing & Painting The Portrait

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

See how shadow and light reveal the forms of the head and how these individual forms fit into a coordinated whole. For painting, learn to organize the major color relationships . Composition, light effects, and atmosphere will be studied to produce lively paintings and drawings. There will be one pose lasting three weeks for a thorough model study....

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Portrait Drawing

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Students will focus on the proportional relationships of the human head and face to achieve naturalistic resemblance in their drawings. Instruction in the use of line, shape, light, and shadow will be explored to achieve believable volumetric form. Black and white as well as color materials will be investigated. A model will be present during each...

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Portrait Drawing

at One Strange Bird - Wicker Park 2124 W Division St, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Learn the art of portrait drawing in our relaxed and engaging environment. Our teaching artists will walk you through creating portraits using reference photos. Use our array of charcoal, pencils, ink, and more to create detailed portraits with step by step instruction.

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at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Self-portraiture has a rich tradition in the history of art making. From the ancient Greeks, Rembrandt, and van Gogh to today, artists have always used their own faces as subjects for their work.  Coursework will include the study of art historical references and exploration of self-portraiture working from photos, mirrors, and memory in a variety...

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Drawing III, Figure

at Aartwerk Studio - Edgewater 1141 W Granville Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60660

In this course we shall start with proportion and foreshortening of the human figure, at which point we’ll simplify the figure geometrically. We shall further explore gesture and character of the human form through study and croquis (quick-sketch) using a live model. Students will also learn basic anatomy of the human body and head. Towards the end...

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Ensemble of the Portrait

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Analyze the drawing and color aspects of portrait painting separately, and then combines them into a coordinated whole. Color studies are used to map out the major color relationships and monochrome drawings develop the student’s ability to see the form. Poses will last 3 weeks, with a strong emphasis on seeing the large visual impression. Ideal...

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Lecture in Photography: Deana Lawson

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum

For nearly a decade, Lawson has been investigating the visual expression of global black culture and how individuals claim their identities within it. Her staged portraits draw upon Western and African diasporic conventions of self-presentation, popular culture, mythology, and religious rituals and beliefs—emphasizing dialogues...

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