Virtual Drawing Workshop: Drawing Basics for Portraiture
Oliver Messel, Portrait of a Man, Gift of the Drue Heinz Charitable Trust © artist or artist’s estate; Winslow Homer, Portrait of a Woman, 1880, Gift of Mrs. Charles Homer; Pascal Adolphe Jean Dagnan-Bouveret, Study for a Disciple in the Supper at Emmaus, 1896, Leisser Art Fund.
What's in a face? Whether it be a portrait or a self-portrait, you can discover so much about a person from their image – their personality, their background, their favorite pastime, even their profession. The possibilities are endless. From Rembrandt to Warhol, the portrait has always held an enduring influence on art and society and affords the chance for contemporary audiences to chart the course of history across the faces of those who lived it.
Join us in our Virtual Drawing Workshop: Drawing Basics for Portraiture as we take a deeper look into the portraits in Carnegie Museum of Art’s collection, examine the importance of the portrait and learn the basics of facial elements and proportions with one of our talented artist educators.
Suggested Materials: paper, pencils, and other optional drawing implements including colored pencils, charcoal, or markers.
*Please note that Virtual Drawing Workshop: Drawing Basics for Portraiture will not be recorded and is a meeting-style Zoom so that our artist and guest can connect face-to-face and showcase their art with the audience. You are welcome to keep your camera on or off for this event.