Saturday, August 17th 10am-5pm
Class fee: $95 (includes fee for the live model)
This workshop emphasizes placing and drawing the features of the face accurately. Topics covered include common errors in portrait drawing; how to map the features of the face; and how to analyze & represent light and shadow. Both the morning and afternoon sessions will include demos covering the principles of drawing a face, as well as hands on experience drawing from sculptor’s casts and a live model. Class uses charcoal.
Ages 14 and up welcome. Drawing experience suggested but not required. Class will break for an hour at 1 pm. You may bring a lunch or eat at one of the many restaurants and eateries within one block of Wet Paint.
We will be in touch via email with a materials list and additional class details in the days leading up to the class.
Whether painting a commissioned portrait, a figurative piece, or a “portrait” of a single rose, Suzann has the unique ability to capture the essence and spirit of a subject and combine it with masterful likeness. Her inspiration and passion comes from the classical old masters, and she is particularly influenced by the Russian painters of the 19th century. Intrigued and motivated by the depth and craft of masterworks hundreds of years old, Suzann works to understand classical methods and disciplines and leverage them with contemporary practices and sensibilities to create representational realism.
Suzann Beck holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Moorhead State University, Moorhead MN, and studied portraiture with atelier-trained painter Judith Anthony, Plymouth, MN, and classical glazing technique portraiture with Jeffery Hurinenko, St. Paul, MN.
Suzann serves as the Minnesota Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America, and teaches portrait painting and drawing classes in her Northeast Minneapolis studio and the Paramount Center for the Visual Arts, St. Cloud, MN.