Erin Raedeke - The Self Portrait: Exploring the Unconventional Palette (Online); Wednesdays, January 13-February 10, 2021

Date: Wednesdays, January 13-February 10, 2020
Time: 9:30AM-12:30PM
Level: All
Medium: Oils or acrylics

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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.

Learn how to expand and challenge the traditional range of flesh tones by focusing on the self-portrait/portrait.  Through exploring an unconventional palette with more potent colors, such as pthalo green and quinacidone red, new possibilities will be discovered while also learning how to harness these saturated colors to create portraits with a greater range of temperature, color and value while still achieving a nuanced, sensitive painting.  Color theory will also be discussed as this more uncommon palette is explored.  

Erin Raedeke received her BFA from Indiana University in 2000 and her MFA from American University in 2009.  She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Baltimore and Philadelphia, among others, and has participated in numerous group shows, including the BP Portrait Award exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in London.  Raedeke has been a recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in 2013 and 2016. She has given artist lectures at universities and colleges in California, Illinois, Arkansas, Maine, Florida and Virginia.  She has taught numerous workshops around the area and has been an instructor at the Washington Studio School for the past three years.  

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