Portraiture with Heidi Harrington

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Kehler Liddell Gallery
873 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515

Learn the art of Portraiture with International, Award -Winning Artist Heidi Harrington. Fridays, 6:30pm-9:30pm: December 16

ArtEcon Initiative Presents: This workshop series is aimed for beginner - intermediate students, but all are welcome. The workshop will cover the basics of drawing and painting portraits, featuring a specific portrait subject each month. Third Friday of the Month (except September date). Setpember -December. Note: the first class is postponed to Sept 23. October 21, November 18, and December 16 Cost $100 for the series (Eventbrite ticket purchase the sept ticket for all) Drop-in class price $35 session, please contact before attending as a drop-in and check on the supplies needed for that week: arteconinitiative@gmail.com Scholarships are available including supplies.

Classes are held in a large room, proof of vaccination is required, and masks are suggested (max 10 people) A suggested list of supplies will be sent 2 weeks before the class.

Session 1: "Composition, Basic Drawing and Tone". Students will start with a few quick gesture drawings of the model to loosen up and find the final pose, followed by a long charcoal drawing on charcoal rubbed, mid-toned paper. This class will cover gesture in drawing, composition, tone, and lost and found edges.

Session 2: "Monochromatic Painting in Oil". Students will do a quick-drying acrylic mid-tone wash on a canvas or canvas board with ready mixed paint (supplied), followed by a monochromatic painting of the model using just three colors: Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna and a white. It is the same approach as the previous session but with oil paint. This class will cover the medium of oil paint, gesture, tone, composition, and lost and found edges.

Session 3: "Eyes, Noses and Mouths". Students will understand the basics of painting eyes, noses and mouths. They will receive tips for the economy of portraying all three, without over stating each feature. This class will continue to explore drawing in oil paint, with the addition of new colors for a limited palette. Session 4: "Color in Portrait painting". Starting with a limited palette, students will focus on color in painting the portrait as a whole. There will be color mixing demos and ideas for an expanded palette. The concept of warm and cool colors will be explored as well as basic color juxtaposition. Once registered, you will receive a supply list. There are some supplies available based on need. Easels and drawing boards are also available to reserve on a first come basis. Classes are held at Kehler Liddell Gallery- 873 Whalley Ave., New Haven CT.

nstructor Heidi Harrington Award-winning portrait artist, Heidi Harrington, was born and educated in the U.K. A recipient of the Royal Academy of Arts Richard Ford Award, and the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award, she has exhibited multiple times with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, and at the UK’s National Portrait Gallery as a part of the BP Portrait Award, and has been featured in solo exhibitions at London’s Riverside Studios and The Beatrice Royal Art Gallery.

This workshop is presented by ArtEcon Initiative, whose mission is to produce low cost, accessible arts and community programs in the Westville-West Rock neighborhoods of New Haven, CT. Workshops are made possible with support from the CT Humanities (CTH) SHARP (Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan), The Pincus Family Foundation, and the CT Dept of Economic Development of the Arts.