Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Heads you win

Register now for Portrait Drawing: The Human Head

Learn to draw heads in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere using concepts that can be applied to any subject. This class banishes myths and fears about drawing people by introducing concepts one by one, simplifying the human head into basic shapes and forms. In addition to understanding structure in both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional terms, we learn techniques to capture character and gesture, working up to portraits that have both form and life. Working from master reproductions, photographs, each other, live models, and ourselves, you will learn to use the scribble, contour, core lines, relative points, negative space, adjacent shape, and light and shadow to build sculpturally convincing, abstractly satisfying and humanly expressive heads. As always there will be a strong art history component to the class as we refer to master works for hot tips and inspiration. Lots of demos and individual attention. No experience necessary.

March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10, 17, 24 
8 sessions

March 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 8, 15, 22,29
8 sessions
5031 University Way NE, Room 211
Seattle, WA 98105
Email me to register and for payment and location information. Spaces are limited, sign up soon. Thank you!

Rembrandt van Rijn
Self-Portrait, 1631

Welcome to Julia's Studio

Julia's Studio is a private art school for anyone interested in drawing, painting, and learning to make art with the guidance of an experienced teacher and professional artist. I teach at my home studio in Seattle. Classes are small with lots of individual attention and range from ongoing, full-year courses of 8 weeks each, through a series of two- and four-week focus classes on a wide array of topics, to one-day museum visits.

Coming up in the 8-week Julia's Studio class series is Drawing the Human Head.

In addition, private mentoring is available for all levels from beginning to professional. Delve into a skill you need help on, or receive thoughtful and constructive feedback on a body of work. Rate is $70 per hour, $105 for and hour and a half, and $135 for 2 hours. Email me to set up a time.

It's cold out there! Come on over, bring your paper and pencils, have a cup of coffee in my studio with a view, and warm yourself in the study of that most worthwhile of human pursuits: the making of art.