Spectacular Self Portraits: Drawing, Painting & Sculpting

Spectacular Self Portraits Drawing, Painting & Sculpting


July 8, 2024 - July 12, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Armory Center For the Arts
145 North Raymond Avenue Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, 91103, CA

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Dive into the art of self-expression through the “Spectacular Self Portraits: Drawing, Painting & Sculpting” class. This comprehensive workshop guides participants in creating various forms of self-portraits, encompassing sculptures, drawings, and paintings. Students will explore facial features and proportions, gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and the historical significance of self-portraiture in the art world.

Class Highlights:

  • Explore Different Mediums: Learn to craft self-portraits using sculpture, drawing, and painting techniques.
  • Study Facial Features: Gain insights into the anatomy of the face and the intricacies of proportion.
  • Historical Context: Discover the importance of self-portraiture throughout art history.
  • Inspirational Artists: Draw inspiration from renowned artists such as Van Gogh, Chuck Close, and David Hockney.
  • All-Inclusive Supplies: All necessary materials are provided and included in the class fee.

Under the guidance of experienced instructors, participants will delve into the artistic process, experimenting with various methods to depict their unique likeness. The class will cover essential techniques and concepts, from the basics of facial anatomy to advanced methods of capturing personality and emotion in art.

Inspiration and Historical Context: The course will explore the work of iconic artists who have mastered the art of self-portraiture. Students will study Van Gogh’s expressive brushwork, Chuck Close’s meticulous realism, and David Hockney’s innovative use of color and form. By examining these masters, participants will gain a deeper appreciation for the genre and draw inspiration for their own creations.

Creative Expression: Each student will have the opportunity to create multiple self-portraits, experimenting with different styles and mediums. The process will encourage self-reflection and personal growth, as students learn to see themselves through the eyes of an artist. Whether sculpting with clay, sketching with pencils, or painting with vibrant colors, participants will develop their skills and discover new ways to express their individuality.

All-Inclusive Experience: The class fee covers all supplies, ensuring that students have everything they need to explore their creativity fully. From high-quality paints and brushes to sculpting tools and drawing materials, every aspect of the artistic process is catered for, allowing participants to focus solely on their artistic journey.

Join the “Spectacular Self Portraits: Drawing, Painting & Sculpting” class and embark on a transformative experience that combines artistic skill-building with profound self-discovery. Reserve your spot today and let your self-portrait journey begin!

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