Date: Tuesdays, September 8-29, 2020 (4-week course)
Time: 2:00-4:30PM PDT
Medium: Graphite or charcoal
Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum where you can share work, comment and ask questions. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class.
To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an IPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
In this online interactive class, learn how to set up a half length portrait drawing, incorporating the arms and hands into the composition. We will build the basic structure of the figure using gesture and comparative measuring techniques, and go over the measurements of the head and face. Lastly, we will build up the shading and values to create beautiful texture and detail to bring life to the portrait.
Dana Aldis received an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a BFA at the Corcoran College of Art & Design. She has taught painting and drawing at Shepherd University in West Virginia. Dana’s work has been exhibited in Washington DC, New York, Virginia and West Virginia. She works in various fine arts media as well as bookbinding.