Introduction to Portrait Drawing with Alice Broughtan in Overland Park
Often it is the subtle, more nuanced aspects to a portrait that are key to doing great work. Those details can make a big difference, if you know what to look for, and can interpret properly.
Alice Broughton has been a Hallmark Artist, and a teacher for many years. Her ability to capture a wonderful likeness, with expression in her portraits, has informed her teaching, and makes this a class not to be missed. The class is taught in step by step lessons that will help a student get more refined and detailed portrait drawings.
Of course there are generalized instructions, but Alice will take time with individual students, if the student needs some questions answered.
A beginning portrait drawing class to better understand the 3-dimensional human head and its varying positions and features. One color, using black, inmany values (creating chiaroscuro) will be used. We will from a 3-D simulated head model plus 2-D photos and even a live model if possible. The photos will be provided or the student can bring their own, if hopefully, they are clearly lit with a good light source
A beginning portrait drawing class teaching a way to map the head and understanding the form of a head and its features.
Using the method of John Asaro from Art Center and his Planes of the Head sculpture, the student is trained to think 3-dimensionally
Examples of drawings by different artists and demonstrations today featuring particulary the nose
Examples of drawings by different artists featuring eyes and their structure and placement.
Examples of drawings by different artists featuring 'how to draw a mouth'.
About The Instructor
Alice Broughton has a B.F.A. from Kansas City Art Institute. She studied with John Asaro, amongst other portrait artists who taught at Art Center in Pasadena, CA. She has worked as a commercial artist for Hallmark Cards, ad agencies, a marketing company, and four magazines. She taught drawing at Johnson County Community College and at Kansas City Art Institute in their continuing education program. She also has attended many workshops throughout the World.
*We have plenty of room for you to spread out, and our open classroom is a mask-friendly space.