Push the boundaries of portraiture and learn how to explore your own creative voice, while developing the fundamental skills needed in portraiture. In this virtual course, we will focus on a different element and technique, each week, and learn how to utilize the portrait as a visual narrative.
Through studying the simplicity to chaos of line work in an artist’s practice, such as Matisse, Schiele and Klimt, students will be introduced to the use of line, stroke, application of drawing media, composition and scale.
Examining the portrait and breaking it down into fundamental shapes, students will explore how what we see can be portrayed through fragmentation using paint and drawing media.
Drawing inspiration from Abstract art and Expressionism, students will learn techniques and methods in applying pigment, creating an emotionally charged portrait with mixed media.
Using photographic images and collage, students will practice employing surrealist-cubist inspired techniques. Considering scale, composition and proportion, students will produce a portrait that challenges the viewer’s perspective.
CLASS MATERIALS LIST:
Mixed media/watercolour paper pad (8.5x11 – 11x16” is recommended)
Variety of graphite pencils (9B – 4H is recommended)
Variety of colouring media: oil pastels, colouring pencils, colouring markers
Assortment of paints (acrylic, oil or watercolour is recommended)
Evan Hutchinson is a lens-based artist, with a practice that incorporates mixed media, performance and installation, whom currently resides in Toronto. After graduating university, Evan relocated her practice to London, U.K., where she continued her development in art education at the Royal Academy of Arts. She has exhibited at The Great Hall, Artspace, Vs.Vs.Vs. Collective, Maximum Exposure, Full Frame and Elgin Winter Garden Theatre.
Evan graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in Photography. Recognized for her academic achievements, she was awarded the Roloff Beny Foundation Photography award in 2014 as well as the Photography and Digital Communication Award in 2015.
"Today's class was fantastic. For me it was an oasis of pure happiness during this time of anxiety and fear for the present and future. The teacher’s relaxed competence and warmth, combined with that particular combination of solitude and togetherness that Zoom provides, were perfect for an art class. Loved it!” - Leslie Cooper
"What a quality class ! - well structured, with substance , showing thoughtfulness & knowledge. And the teacher encourages, nudges us & gives warm, pertinent comment on each of our work. Fantastic!” - Jill Preston (Glasgow)