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Portraits in Pastel Pencil: Verdaccio Technique taught by Suzann Beck

July 24 @ 10:00 am 5:00 pm

$84.00

IN PERSON CLASS

This unusual pastel pencil technique makes portrait drawing seem almost magical. Learn how an “under-drawing” in green values can make your finished skin tones look natural and luminous. The workshop will feature best practices and a demonstration in the morning session with hands-on student work in the afternoon. Students will work from their own photos, learning how to transfer an initial drawing to pastel paper, and how to build skin tones in a step-by-step process. Attention will be paid to drawing accuracy and rendering light effect.

Ages 14 and up. Painting and drawing experience suggested but not required. Class will break for an hour midway, you may bring a lunch or eat at one of the many cafes within 2 blocks of Wet Paint.

Materials list will be emailed to registrants.

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Portrait in Pastel Pencil: Verdaccio Technique
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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