"I paint self-portraits because I am the person I know best." Frida Kahlo
"Self-portraiture is a singular in-turned art. Something eerie lurks in its fingering of the edge between seer and seen."(Julian Bell)
Looking in the mirror will you draw what you see or what you want to see? We will spend four sessions drawing the self-portrait from life. Proportion, values, line quality and gesture help you get a likeness while simple materials such as charcoal and a limited color palette of black, red, and white frees you up to focus on drawing and expression. Contemporary portraiture will be our inspiration. This class is appropriate for the beginner level as well as the more experienced artist. The fee is $160 plus supply list below.
Learn more about Elizabeth on her website
To register, call the Center at (413) 584-7327 or email us. Please include your name, address, and telephone contact. Course fees are payable in advance by check to "NCFA" and can be mailed to the Northampton Center for the Arts, 17 New South Street, Northampton MA 01060. We do not accept credit cards.
ass't vine charcoal sticks, hard, soft, large, small
charcoal pencils in HB and 2B
white and red Conte sticks or pastel pencils
any size blending stump
Strathmore drawing paper 400 series pad 14x17
newsprint pad 14x17
pencil sharpener or single edge razor blade
1 sheet medium grey tone Canson mi teintes paper
The Guild Art Center at 102 Main Street in Northampton gives a 10% discount to students.