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The Painterly Approach to Portraits

Do labor-intensive, perfectionist portraits drive you crazy? Let's venture into the realm of painterly and expressionist drawing in this course! Today, the charcoal stick becomes your paint brush, creating shapes that "paint" your subject with more artistic energy. Make proper use of the tips and sides of your stick, layering in the structure of the face. Then you'll be ready to draw your own portraits with beautiful contrast and detail right from home!
( 2+ hours)
  • Josh Clare

  • Advanced

Meet your instructor

Josh Clare

Josh Clare grew up drawing and was rarely without a pencil and paper, but it wasn’t until he began studying art at BYU-Idaho that he began painting. That first oil painting class included a trip to the galleries in Jackson Hole (his first visit to an art gallery or museum) and completely changed the course of his life.
Josh has been supporting himself and his family with art since 2007 after graduation and he thanks God every day for that remarkable blessing. He figures that if he can paint all day, every day, for the next 20 years, eventually he’ll paint something pretty decent.

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