$WEW: Brian Smith: Conte or Charcoal Pencil: Portrait Drawing - How to Get a Likeness

  • Fri, September 20, 2019
  • Sun, September 22, 2019
  • 3 sessions
  • Fri, September 20, 2019, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Sat, September 21, 2019, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Sun, September 22, 2019, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Barrie Art Club
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  • Registration Fee $180.00
  • Non-member Registration $225

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Portrait Drawing - How to Get a Likeness

  • Subject: Portrait Drawing
  • Medium: Charcoal or Conte Pencil
  • Levels: All
  • Registration:
    - Members: $180.00
    - Non-members: $225.00

This exciting and in-depth 3-day portrait course will develop your ability to capture a likeness of any model. Starting from a simple anatomical understanding of the elements of the face through to proportion and expression, you will be challenged to look for and isolate the unique features that identify each of us. As well as posing for each other, you will also work with a professional model.

As well as working with a professional model each student will be asked to participate by sitting for a few short poses during the workshop. Work by a variety of artists will be discussed throughout the course.


About the Artist:

Brian Smith graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada in 1969. For 50 years he has been both a professional, award-winning graphic designer and a practicing fine artist focusing on classical drawing and painting from the figure. In January 2005, Brian was awarded the title of Honourary Drawing Master by the Drawing Society of Canada. Brian was named Artist of the Month by American Artist magazine and was a featured artist on the television program Star Portraits. He has taught classes and workshops on life drawing, portraiture and figurative abstraction for over 30 years and has been on the faculty of the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU), The Koffler Centre for the Arts, Haliburton School of Art and Design (HSAD), Curry's Art School, Visual Arts Mississauga and Neilson Park Creative Centre as well as conducting Master Classes in his own studio.


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