When making a portrait, students will be encouraged not only to reveal something of the psychological and emotional depth of the individual, but also something more archetypal -- what it means to be human, to have a past, passions and a spirit. Portraits will be created from live models using an array of mixed drawing media including pastels, charcoal, oils and pencil.
TUITION: $330 + FEES: $30
Martha Miller has been creating portraits and self-portraits for over thirty years, working in pencil, pastel, charcoal and mixed media. Martha holds a BFA in Printmaking from MECA, worked for many years with the North Berwick Figure Drawing Group and attended figure drawing sessions at the Bowdoinham Academy, studio of the late Carlo Pittore. She continues to use the print process in her studio practice. Her work is in numerous collections including the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA. www.marthamiller.com
1 drawing pad, white paper, 18 x 24". or larger
1 large pad newsprint, 18 x 24" or larger
several sticks of charcoal (square black and medium vine charcoal)
assorted drawing pencils (2B, 4B, 6B)
pastels (6 or more Rembrandt brand, assorted colors of your choice)
white plastic eraser
a couple of inexpensive paint brushes (1/2" wide or larger)
Optional: colored pencils, markers, crayons, watercolors, acrylics, oil pastels, or other drawing materials of your choice.