Portrait Painting with Kerry Dunn - Virginia Beach, VA
Portrait Painting with Kerry Dunn - Virginia Beach, VA
Instructor: Kerry Dunn
Location: Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), 2200 Parks Ave., Virginia Beach, VA
Monday - Friday
September 23 — September 27, 2019
Time: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Tuition: $599

The instructor will demonstrate from start to finish over the course of the five days. Every morning the instructor will demo from 9 - 11 a.m. in order to lead students with what they will work on for the day.

The first day will focus on the grisaille stage, which uses a brown paint to establish the drawing. The instructor will illustrate how to get better proportions by calibrating abstract angle relationships, working from larger to smaller, basic anatomy and gesture.

The second day the class will use flesh tones to block-in the planes of the structure, begin modeling the forms 'toward the light source', establishing a value range and further developing the anatomy. This will create the portrait as an under-painting.

The third day a basic color theory will be introduced and color will be incorporated into the building process.

Finally, students will be guided on how to build the "finish pass" over the course of the last two days. At this stage, students will learn about painting wet-into-wet vs. scumbling, modeling the form toward the light source, basic anatomy, managing color and flesh tones together, rendering edges, and finishing.

The instructor will teach with visual demonstrations every morning as well as with each individual student throughout the day. Students will leave with one long pose portrait painting and a more thorough understanding of the painting process from start to finish with the portrait as our subject. This workshop is for beginner to advanced students. Some basic drawing experience is beneficial.

Kerry Dunn was named "one of 25 Artists of Tomorrow” by American Artist magazine. His self-portrait was awarded Best in Show in the Portrait Society of America’s 2013 International Portrait Competition and was featured on the cover of American Art Collector. He also earned Certificates of Excellence in the Portrait Society of America’s 2016 and 2009 competitions as well as the society’s Exceptional Merit Award. He was one of four studio artists chosen by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for Face to Face: The Craniofacial Program Portrait Project. His work and teaching methods have been featured in American Artist magazine and his art as appeared in numerous exhibitions and private collections.

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