Ideal for artists who are beginning to draw or intermediate artists who want to reinforce a good foundation for their drawing skills. Students will learn and practice fundamentals including:
• Line and Tone
• Light and Shadow Values
• Techniques for Comparative Measuring
• Developing Good Compositions
Students will learn how to render a drawing from start to finish with still life setups to fit individual skill levels.
Supplies to bring:
1 pad of drawing/ sketching paper (minimum size of 11″ x 17″)
1 pad of newsprint
Drawing pencils with a range of hardness (2H & 4B or 6B at minimum)
Compressed Charcoal- Stick or Pencil (purchase at least 3 charcoal pencils of varying hardness, your choice)
White plastic eraser
Ticket Instruction: You must choose a quantity to activate “get tickets”.
About the artist: 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. http://www.mnartists.org/suzannbeck