For high school students serious about art
Portraiture in Color Study
Portrait Society of America 2009 Certificate of Excellence
June 24 - 28
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
This workshop focuses on the anatomy of the human head, neck, and shoulders, as students explore in-depth bones and muscles that affect the portrait artist's work. Human skulls also are used as students explore all stages of portraiture from posing the model to sketching studies and painting in oil from a live model. Principles of color theory are taught as artists are trained to “see,” not “think,” color and learn the warm and cool effects of light and its value relationships. By combining this colorist approach with understanding of head structure, young artists gain a solid foundation in oil portraiture.
Guest Instructor Rebecca Tait received a 2009 Certificate of Excellence from the Portrait Society of America. Her work has won numerous awards including an award of honor at the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Annual Juried exhibit in New York City and the 2008 Biennial Contemporary American Realism at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art Exhibition. Rebecca, who was an instructor under Nelson Shanks, paints and teaches at her private studio, Studio at Glen Gables, Laurel Springs NJ.
You can see Rebecca's work at www.rebeccatait.com