Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Portrait Workshop For Seattle Area Artists !

I attended a workshop with these two artists/instructors last month, and it was absolutely awesome. Day One ALONE was worth the workshop fee...and it is a 3 day workshop. Even in these economic times, this workshop is worth the money!

Creative Approaches to Drawing and Painting the Portrait
With Dan Riley and Joe MacKechnie
Feb. 27, 28, Mar 1 – 2009

Frustrated that you can’t seem to make great portraits? Do you lack the necessary drawing skills? Are you tired of producing photographic style portraits? This workshop will first review the basics of drawing and painting the portrait. Then will offer several approaches to making creative pictures. Finally, you will learn about the 6 basic emotions and how to portray them in the portrait setting. Every section will have a lecture, demo and lots of hands on experience. This workshop is suitable for beginners through advanced artists.

Section 1: Drawing Fundamentals

Section 2: Light and Shading

Section 3: Black and White Techniques

Section 4: Creative Color Techniques

Section 5: Facial Expressions

Feb. 27, 28, Mar 1 (Fri. - Sun) 9 am to 4 pm
$250 for all 3 days (includes model)
Arts Umbrella, Country Village, Bothell, WA.

For information: email rileydk@comcast.net or call Dan Riley at (425) 746 2555. Send deposit of $100 (or full price) to Dan Riley, 1437-159th Ave. SE, Bellevue WA 98008 in order to secure your reservation.

McAlister by Dan Riley

War Councilor by Joe MacKechnie

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