Portraiture Unveiled

  • SF Campus
  • EXPNT-1517-01
  • Instructor: Jon Stich
  • Thursday, 6:30-9:30 pm. Feb. 6-April 10
  • 10 sessions. $360. Noncredit
  • Prerequisite: at least one previous drawing course.

This class focuses on drawing and painting portraits in traditional illustrative styles. Primarily using pen, pencil, and acrylic, students work from both photographs and live models. Participants dive into some basic anatomy as well as learn how to develop their images by adding elements from the subject's surroundings to indicate personality and creating background and other environmental elements that enhance the finished painting. Most classes begin with an instructor demonstration. Both illustrators and fine artists welcome.

Bring to first class: Graphite pencils (HB, 2B, 4B), Sketchbook (8.5x11), Factis extra soft eraser, Staedtler pencil sharpener, Micron pens (size 005, 01, 05), 14” x 17” pad of bristol paper (vellum surface)

Acrylic paint supplies: Tubes of Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Pthalo Blue (green shade), Titanium White, Brushes – 14 round, 8 Round, 4 round, 2 Round, one flat brush at least 1.5 inch wide, palette tray (11x15) – not a segmented tray, plastic cup or glass jar (for brush cleaning, something you don’t treasure) Matte Medium (8oz, Golden Acrylics brand, comes in a plastic jar), Retarder (8oz, Golden Acrylics Brand), Acrylic Glazing Liquid (Satin, 8oz Golden Acrylics Brand)