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July 15 - 19, 2024

Summer 2024: The Portrait Drawing with Chelsea Bard

GCA • 1519 Decatur Street Suite 201 RidgewoodNY  11385 Organized by Grand Central Atelier

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In this week-long workshop students will aim to complete two drawings using the materials of red, black and white pencils, graphite and charcoal. Dividing time between block in and modeling stages students will hone their skills of accurate observation and conceptual knowledge to convey both a physical presence and character of the model. A skull and ecorche casts will be used to bolster the discussion of the architecture of the portrait and the fundamentals of representation – character of the model, anatomy & structural conventions, and form rendering. With the aid of master drawings we will investigate the historical use of dry media, from the Renaissance to the 19th Beaux Arts, and discuss the use of material to evoke the hue variety and textures of life. Chelsea will illustrate each stage of the drawing process with a demonstration, one to be completed in three colors and one in charcoal and graphite. Alongside demos students will receive one on one critiques helping them towards their independent goals.


July 15 - 19, 2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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1519 Decatur Street Suite 201 RidgewoodNY  11385

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