Art Educators Workshops
Teaching Fellow Natalie Italiano has won numerous awards including a 2009 Portrait Society of America Certificate of Excellence and had work accepted into The Oil Painters of America 2011 Eastern Regional Exhibition. Her latest project is "Portraits of Promise," 100 alla prima portraits of american teen-agers. Natalie, who studied under Nelson Shanks, holds a teaching certificate from Moore College of Art and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
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Open and Closed Grisaille
July 8 - 12, 2013
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$550 ($350 rate for Art Educators)
This workshop presents
principles essential for the portrait artist: construction of the head,
simplifying masses of the head into basic planes, anatomical landmarks,
breaking the portrait down into simple values, and the mechanics of
light on form as applied to the head.
All of the exercises will be done
either monochromatically in a brown paint (grisaille), or with a limited
palette of colors as the student learns to build forms with relative values
in the lights. The art educator will come away with specific exercises to
develop his or her skills and the skills of their students. The exercises will develop from short “gestures” of the head to a 6-9 hour portrait.