Drawing a Realistic Portrait in Charcoal
Drawing in charcoal is an age old technique that is gaining popularity with a modern audience. This technique, especially drawing realistically has attracted the attention of collectors and art lovers alike. It is possible to create beautiful works using simple and inexpensive tools. The high contrast, and the juxtaposition of soft shading and hard sharp line makes this medium exciting and fun to work with.
The materials are presented clearly with straight forward instruction. You will learn to draw from both reference photos and from life. Jackie Tice, will lead students in their discovery and exploration of this unique art form in these online art classes. The instructor is an internationally collected oil painter who specializes in capturing the subtle and unique elements that are so fundamental to the portrait. She has taught a variety of art subjects through galleries and university most recently through Parkland College Continuing Education. With that experience and using the newest in distance education and video conferencing, Jackie will create a virtual classroom where students can interact with each other as well as the instructor. Just as in her in physical classes, students will get individual guidance, group critiques, as well as interaction with each other. This class will equip you with all the necessary skills to enable you to create fantastic future drawings.