Course Description: This is an intermediate course with emphasis on classical drawing technique. With the current health crisis, students will be working from high resolution portrait photos of professional models, muscular and skeletal anatomy charts and plaster casts in every session, supplied by the Academy. The course will be taught Synchronously via Zoom, with direct feedback, critique and demonstrations daily.
Starting with a review of the structure, proportions, basic facial muscles and features, the course will quickly cover different methods of “blocking in” to establish an accurate likeness and sense of character. The majority of the course will focus on creating an emotional narrative content in your portrait work. There will a high level of one-on-one time and attention from the instructor given the online Zoom Format.
Students must have a computer/tablet with the current version of Zoom. It is also recommended to have a second device (smart phone/tablet) for a two camera setup.
* The above portrait is a Zoom demo by Ian Factor for the Summer 2020 Beginning Portrait Drawing Class.
Click HERE to see a 1 minute video clip of the demo!