Basic Beginner Portrait
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Basic Beginner Portrait

As of August 29, 9 a.m. there is only 1 opening left in the class.

Are you ready to take a step and venture into the world of portraiture?

Join me on an exciting and fulfilling adventure November 1 & 2, 2019 at the Society of Decorative Painters, 1220 E 1st St, Wichita, KS.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. both days

We'll start with selecting a picture of the person that you'd like to capture a likeness of based on your own photo. We'll talk about the possibilities and what you'd like to accomplish in the portrait. You'll be provided with two prints, one will be for the drawing and the other for reference during class. If you have the photo on an Ipad, tablet, or even your phone - bring it to class for close up detail.

If it's your first portrait, I recommend a youthful face, smiling is okay, but a lot of teeth showing takes some time. Youth is a good place to start because the character lines and blemishes have not yet developed. If you have your heart set on a mature face - let's talk and make some plans. A small amount of clothing, such as a collar or neckline trim is acceptable.

Learn the form and planes of the face, value changes to create shape, and flesh tones.

We'll use a combination of Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils and a few Conte and Carb Othello pastels. The surface is one - 9"x12" or 11"x14" Crescent Moorman Suede Mat Board. 

In class you'll receive - 2 full color prints of your photo, 1 acetate sheet, 1 suede mat board. Colored pencils, pastels, sharpeners, etc. are not supplied but can be ordered from Janelle.

A list of possible pencils will be discussed based on the skin tones, eye color, hair, clothing, etc.

The class fee can be paid in full, or - Half the class fee paid at registration, and the remaining by October 1, 2019.

The class fee is non-refundable.

For additional detail email - janelle@janellejohnson.com