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Portrait Painting

92nd Street Y

Unlock the secrets of capturing the essence of a model through anatomy, proportion, and color-mixing. Embrace the challenge of painting different views of the head with live models, as you explore the art of portrait painting. Join us on this artistic journey and bring your portraits to life.

Wednesday, Apr 3rd, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

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Price $100
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Class Level All levels
Age Requirements 18 and older
Average Class Size 12
System Requirements

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection.

Class Delivery

Classes will be held via Zoom unless otherwise specified.

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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this portrait class:

Black figurative artists in the Bay Area will teach life drawing and painting students how to accurately depict Black art models.

Celebrating professional Black art models of all sizes, genders, and identities, these 2-3 day workshops will cover topics ranging from portraiture (how to render African phenotypes, Black facial features, and hair textures) to the many shades of Blackness (how to create African skin tones).

Students of every ethnicity are encouraged to sign up for Black Portraiture Workshop.

Class Format:

  • Day 1: How to draw the Black Portraiture: Using reference materials, we will discuss African beauty standards and how they've been diluted in most art/media through a Eurocentric lens. Students will learn how to look at and draw Black facial features, as well as the mistakes that are often made.
  • Day 2: Painting Accurate Skin Tones: This class will focus on medium, techniques, and color mixing—using watercolor painting to create beautiful dark skin tones.
  • Day 3: Final Painting: We will continue to work with the model to complete a final painting.

Materials List will be provided by the Instructor prior to class.

You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

When class/workshop enrollment is below the minimum three days prior to the first day of class, the class may be cancelled. If there is a cancellation, we will contact registered students at least 2 days before the start of the class/workshop by email or by phone.

We will offer students the option to transfer into another class or receive a full refund for the amount paid.

Classes are not refunded due to failure to attend class, planned absences, minor illnesses, or vacations.

If you drop a class:

  • If you drop a class at least 8 business days before it starts, you will receive a 100% refund minus a $20 administrative fee.
  • If you drop a class between 7 to 2 business days before it starts, there are no refunds. At this point students may receive a class credit if the school is able to replace your seat with another student before the start of class. If this is not possible, crediting will not be offered.
  • If you drop a class on or after the class start date, no refunds or credits are possible.

Transfers:

  • If you transfer to from one class to another class of equal value or more, there is no administrative fee.
  • Otherwise an admin fee will be charged for transfers.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.


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School: Richmond Art Center

Richmond Art Center

The Richmond Art Center is the largest visual arts center in the East Bay, and we deliver exciting arts experiences to young and old alike who reflect the diverse richness of our community. We do this through hands-on learning, well-equipped studios, traveling Art in the Community programs and contemporary...

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