WILLIAM A SCHNEIDER, Sensitive Portraits & Figures

Jan 10, 2023 9:30AM—Jan 12, 2023 4:00PM


Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

Cost $480 Member / $530 Non-Member



Sensitive Portraits & Figures
Instructor: William A. Schneider
Demo: Monday, Jan 9, 5-8pm (included in workshop tuition)

What makes the work of masters like Nicolai Fechin, John Singer Sargent, and Anders Zorn so powerful?  In most cases it’s not what they put in, but rather what they chose to leave out. This three-day workshop is for oil, pastel, or drawing media artists who are intermediate or higher. You will learn:

•  Power through suggestion
•  How to avoid “unpleasant detail”
•  Masterful edge control
•  How to simplify color harmony
•  The key to turning the form with temperature
•  A technique to create Fechin’s broken edge effects

William will demonstrate in both oil and pastel (a complete head study as well as several “mini-demos” – painting eyes, painting the mouth etc.). This workshop will turbo-charge your understanding of drawing, value, color temperature, edge control and above all else – how to loosen up!  Model fee separate pending number of attendees: 8-$57, 9-$50, 10-$45, 11-$41, 12-$38 payable first day of workshop.

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