Masters School of Art

Christian Center for the Arts

Advanced Portrait 201/301 - Class Description

Instructor: Laura Fishkin 

 

 Artwork by Maria Owens

 

 

Portrait 201
Level: 201, Age Requirements: All, Format: Classroom, Prerequisites: Portrait 101, Portrait 102, Drawing101 required. Instructor Permission Required: Yes

DESCRIPTION:
Students do blind contours and practice sharpening their observation skills. Students work from a photo on colored paper building lights and darks. The instructor gives a lot of individual guidance in refining mapping skills, contrast and shading the face.

OBJECTIVES:
Students who complete their first portrait on colored paper and if they have time (or are college students), then work on black paper and copy a master picture.

SUPPLIES:
Supplies are taken out of the school supply fees.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
Learn to put life into features, creating expressions and capturing the soul of the person. Students in this class advance very quickly.

REGULAR SCHOOL HOURS:
Check schedule to determine time of class. Students are responsible for showing up on time.  Work will take place during regular class hours.

CODE OF CONDUCT:
Students will not be graded (unless in college); however, they will be evaluated on their ability to complete assignments.

HOW TO SUCCEED:
Students must be able to successfully copy a master before taking Portrait 301.

 

 


 

Portrait 301

Level: 301, Age Requirements: College level, Format: Classroom, Prerequisites: Portrait 101/102, 201, Drawing 101 & 201. Instructor Permission Required: Yes

 

DESCRIPTION:

Students work on more complex portraits - side and angled views. They will gain a working understanding of the skeletal and musculature forms that make up the human face. Students will draw from life in this class and will work from various perspectives.