Beginner's Charcoal Portraiture: Chiaroscuro
Weds 17th Feb
19:00-21:00 UK Time (11AM-1PM US Pacific)
Learn how to create evocative portraits full of depth and mystique in this beginner’s class where we’ll be learning how to use charcoal and chiaroscuro--the art of amping up light and dark values--to create gorgeous finished works. We’ll start the class by going over basics of portraiture including
—Facial Proportions and Mapping
—Drafting a Portrait
Then move on to
—What is Chiaroscuro
—Creating a Charcoal Chiaroscuro Portrait
We’ll then move on to creating a finished portrait combining the techniques learned in class.
Feel free to bring both willow/vine charcoal and(ideally)/or compressed charcoal. Willow charcoal is soft and blends easily, whilst compressed charcoal leaves darker marks but does not blend as much. If you're able to bring both, you'll be able to push your values a bit darker--but bringing one or the other is fine.
Ann will be using plenty of on-screen demonstrations to show you exactly how to create chiaroscuro portraits, and for your final work, will be including helpful markups to show you the precise steps you’ll take to create a satisfying finished work.
How To Join
To join, simply return to this page after payment and click on this link at the date and time of class.
No further information is necessary from you, and no passcode is issued as this is an open link (we operate on an honour system). In the rare event that a class is cancelled, you will be notified via e mail and refunded in full. Contact us if you encounter any difficulties