Portrait Painting Fundamentals for Art Educators
Portrait Painting Fundamentals for Art Educators
Instructor: Natalie Italiano
Monday - Friday
July 8 — July 12, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuition: $550 $350 for Art Educators

Through a series of exercises, students learn principles and direct painting methods for painting a portrait from life.

Exercises begin with a dynamic approach to grasping the gesture of the head, and teach students to simplify and work from simple to complex. Studies progress from monochromatic “grisaille” painting to value and limited palette studies. Concepts covered include construction of the head with simple planes and anatomical landmarks, value relationships and modeling form. Limited palette exercises explore light on form and color temperature and will include the basic Zorn palette. Paint handling, edges, and the stages of developing a portrait will be explored in this direct, alla prima approach.

Morning sessions include shorter exercises, and afternoons three hour poses. Five different models give students the opportunity to study construction of the head as it applies to different individuals, and the chance to paint a variety of skin tones. Daily instructor demonstrations and discussions clearly explain concepts taught, and explore ways is which educators can apply the skills learned and lessons taught to the classroom.

Natalie Italiano, one of only three chosen for the Portrait Society of America's "Signature Status," received the society's Certificate of Excellence in 2009. Her work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and galleries. She holds a teaching certificate from the Moore College of Art.

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