Drawing the Head Creatively

This workshop explores creating mixed medium drawings referencing the human head. Both traditional and improvisational art processes are presented so that all may practice and choose which best suits your style of expression. We will work from images, ourselves, and a model using both dry and wet mediums. Reference and discussion includes the work of other artists such as Max Beckman, Marlene Dumas, Elizabeth Peyton, and Chuck Close. Although the subject of portraiture is discussed and some aspects employed, the pieces created in this workshop are more in the line of ‘semblances’ rather than formal portraits. Our goal is to create innovative drawings and mixed medium artworks using the head as subject and inspiration.