Portrait Drawing with Teresa Oaxaca

11th September 2017 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Cwmdu Ct, Cwmdu, Crickhowell NP8 1RU, UK
Cwmdu Ct
Cwmdu, Crickhowell NP8 1RU
Portrait Drawing with Teresa Oaxaca @ Cwmdu Ct, Cwmdu, Crickhowell NP8 1RU, UK | Cwmdu | Wales | United Kingdom
WHEN: 11/09/2017 – 14/09/2017 — 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Join us for a four-day intensive portrait workshop where students will learn to work with charcoal, white chalk and brushes to create a quick likeness. Students will work sight size from a live model and Teresa will walk participants through the posing and lighting of the subject and the set up of drawing boards and tools. Live demos will be given to demonstrate how one constructs a 2D likeness using light and shade. Some discussion terms of the class will include sight-size measuring, line and gesture, chiaroscuro (learning to see patterns of light and shade), form modeling, half tones and highlights, massing of tone, terminator/core line of the shadows, basic anatomy, and how to render detail without loosing form or overall harmony. Emphasis on transitions and articulation of the form will be discussed, as well as gesture and line expression/calligraphy.

Teresa Oaxaca is an American born artist based currently in Washington D.C. She is a full time painter whose works can be seen in collections and galleries throughout the US and internationally. Her talent has been recognized and rewarded by museums and institutions such as the American Museum of the Cowboy, The former Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Art Renewal Center, The Elisabeth Greenshields Foundation, the Posey Foundation, and The Portrait Society of America.

Her training includes a four-year diploma at the Angel Academy of Art (Florence Italy, Graduate studies at the Florence Academy, an Apprenticeship with Odd Nerdrum in Norway, and studies at the Art League of Alexandria VA where she trained with Robert Liberace, Paul Lucchesi, and took many other courses. Currently she teaches workshops around the country.

Within Washington D.C. she has participated with local groups such as The Esperanza Education Fund and the National Education Association.   In 2014 she became a member of the Young Partners Circle of The National Museum of Women In The Arts. She is also a registered member of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and an Ambassador for the newly established Da Vinci Initiative, which designs and promotes skill-based learning and lesson plans for US K-12 public school educators.

A materials list will be available on receipt of payment.

Most materials will be available to buy from the shop at the WAA.

Cost              £550  

Both courses for   £870

The Portrait painting demonstration is included in the cost of the course.


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About Author

Founder of Abergavenny Now and History graduate from Bath Spa University. I was born in Abergavenny and have lived there for most of my life.

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