Portrait Drawing with RA Friedman (ONLINE)
Learn to create lively portrait drawings using photographs as inspiration and visual source in this live Zoom class. Draw along with the instructor step-by-step and progress from a solid structural and anatomical foundation to rendering the facial features and surface effects to capturing the personality of your subject. Tips and hacks for making the process go more smoothly will also be discussed including choosing an appropriate photograph, and how to handle hair, as well as changes in the face and head as we age. Weekly sketchbook assignments from photos, life and invention will enhance in-class sessions. Drawing experience is helpful, but not required.
- Learn to render the anatomy and proportions of the head
- Learn to build a structural foundation using line
- Learn build a strong sense of three-dimensions using light and shade
- Learn to render the facial features and create facial expressions
- Learn to use movement, viewpoint and focus for expressive purposes
- Learn to capture the uniqueness and personality of your subject
8 weeks, Sundays, January 15 - March 5 2023
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Registration Deadline: January 11
** Sign up with a friend and receive 10% off both registrations. Use discount code F23Class5 at checkout.
RA Friedman is a Philadelphia-based artist who has followed a career-long passion for the human figure’s ability to convey intimate and complex states of being. To that end, he recently completed an eight year endeavor working with the figure and pinhole photography. Adept at photography, drawing, and re-crafting older technologies, his unique approach to creative inquiry involves the interplay between the objectivity of the camera and the subjectivity of the hand-made. His projects often reach out directly to the public as participants and creative partners.
Since June 2020, RA has been drawing memorial portraits of Philadelphians and other Americans lost to Covid-19 as part of The Covid-19 Portrait Project, USA. His unique approach to creative inquiry involves the interplay between the objectivity of the camera and the subjectivity of the hand-made. His projects often reach out directly to the public as participants and creative partners.