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In this 3.5-day workshop artists will create a self-portrait drawing in graphite and white chalk on toned paper, working from direct observation with one or two mirrors.
Instruction will include a comprehensive demonstration from start to finish, as well as indepth personal critiques with a particular focus on cultivating an organized, rational process. Two distinct steps will be emphasized throughout: building an accurate linear block-in, then interpreting values effectively to create a sense of form, while exploring the play between three general aesthetic aims: sculptural, graphic, and atmospheric. Cranial anatomy, color theory, materials, line quality, resolution/abbreviation, edges, and the physics of light will also be discussed throughout the course.
This workshop is open to artists with all levels of experience.
Patrick was born in Busan, South Korea in 1984 and raised in La Grange, Illinois. He earned his undergraduate degree in Art History and English from the University of St Andrews in 2006. Following the completion of his studies at Grand Central Atelier in 2014, he worked as an instructor of painting and drawing in the atelier’s full and part time programs. In 2017 Patrick relocated to Paris, France, where he now lives and works.
To view some of Patrick's work, see https://www.patrickbyrnespaintings.com/
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