Portrait Drawing: Light and Form with Noah Buchanan
November 9-11, 2023
Join us for a masterclass like no other with professional artist and Big Stories curator Noah Buchanan. In this 3-day intensive workshop, Noah Buchanan will lead participants through the process of drawing the human head in graphite from observation of a live model. Workshop participants will investigate the depiction of the human head in several short-term drawings, as well as one long-pose drawing. Alongside these drawings, Buchanan will present lecture topics about the structure of the head, proportions of the face, and strategies on drawing individual features, such as the eyes, nose, and mouth. Buchanan will discuss Light and Shadow Theory, featuring an in-workshop demonstration drawing. Workshop participants will improve their drawing skills in the classical tradition of Portraiture/Head Drawing through the observation of lecture, demonstration, individual critiques, as well as the practice of working from a live model.
The Following Materials in this List are Necessary for the Course:
- Graphite Drawing Pencils: H, HB, 2B
- Kneaded Eraser
- Razor Blades or Slidable Exacto knife
- Sanding Pad for Pencil Sharpening
- Blending stumps
- Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad, 18" x 24", or 14" x 17"
- 2 extra clips for drawing pad on drawing board
- (Optional: Pencil sharpener if participants wish to avoid sharpening by razor blade)
$400.00 USD per spot
Spots are reserved first come, first served and available on a limited basis.
To register, please pay via phone with credit/debit card or in person via check. Call us at (706)507-8432.
No refunds are offered for masterclasses. Please refer to our Masterclass Cancellation and Refund Policy on our website for more information.