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Course Description

In this online class, you will be working from life via your self-portrait, your photographs and from master copies. You will learn about artistic anatomical structure, proportion, materiality of the medium and a variety of surfaces to paint on. All levels are welcome beginning to advance.

Course Outline

Week 1: We will copy a watercolor portrait by Nicolas Uribe. Starting with a linear placement.
Focusing on scale, proportion of features, shape, and placement.
Homework 1: From life looking in a mirror you will draw a frontal point of view self-portrait cropping it below your shoulders.  Starting with a linear placement.
Focusing on scale, proportion of features, shape, and placement.

Week 2: Part two of your copy of a Nicolas Uribe Watercolor Portrait. We will be painting. Focusing on color, temperature, value, application of watercolor. Making sure we can make a wash and saturated pools of color and surface quality emphasizing brush calligraphy.
Homework 2: In the same pose you were drawing from life and those drawings that  you made in your sketchbook now you will apply color, temperature, and value. Emphasizing brush calligraphy and making pools of saturated color and washes.

Week 3: You will work from a reference photo of a loved one or a friend. When taking that image you thought about the orientation of your composition, the lighting situation, the direction of light, and symmetry. In class you will start with the linear placement
Homework 3: You will continue the drawing or if finished then you will start on the painting portion of it.

Week 4:  Part two of your Watercolor Portrait from your reference photo. We will be painting. Focusing on color, temperature, value, application of watercolor. Making sure we can make a wash and saturated pools of color and surface quality emphasizing brush calligraphy.

Notes

Watercolor supply list:
9”x12” Arches Cold press Watercolor and Hot press watercolor blocks
Butter knife
A drawing board
Two cups for water
Paper towel
Masking tape
Graphite
Kneaded eraser
Hohlbein or Windsor Newton watercolor tubes Earth tones such as: Yellow ochre, Raw sienna, Burnt Sienna, Alizarin crimson, Ultramarine blue, Ivory black and Titanium White Gouache
Windsor and Newton Cotman watercolor brushes a variety of flats and rounds and different sizes.

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Section Title
Watercolor Portraiture
Type
Online-Live Meetings
Days
W
Time
2:15PM to 4:15PM
Dates
Apr 14, 2021 to May 05, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
8.0
Course Fee(s)
Tuition and Fees non-credit $149.00
Instructors
Section Notes
Emily Hirtle, instructor
www.emilyhirtle.com 
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