Class: Expressive Portraiture
Instructor: Mark Christopher
Date(s): Saturday, December 5
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Creating something new is always a challenge. Making a piece of art that speaks from your soul can be absolutely daunting. But don’t fret! Join award winning artist and instructor Mark Christopher on the road to creative freedom using the human form as a springboard for your self discovery. Each student will be supplied with a few different high quality photo references to chose from (or you can bring your own) and then the fun will begin. In depth demonstrations full of ample technical and theoretical knowledge will be coupled with a constant focus on your voice as an artist. Who are you? What do you want to say with your art? What do you want your audience to feel? These are some of the questions that will be posed to you. Let Mark guide you with his extensive knowledge of color theory, figurative painting, and creative philosophy, to a deeper understanding of yourself and your art.
Mark Christopher is a nationally renowned artist and teacher hailing from Phoenix Arizona. He has carried the title of artist of the year for the Portrait Artists of Arizona and Arizona Artist Guild as well as being a signature member of Oil Painters of America and the Portrait Society of America. His figurative work, landscapes and portraiture is widely collected. The human form has always been a key part of Mark’s creative inspiration and his focus on working from life encourages the deepest understanding of the figure. He prides himself on being able to distill complex topics down to their most crucial aspects and sharing that knowledge with his many students. This workshop is important because it helps students focus on their inner creative development as much as learning new techniques, which is something oft overlooked when we are learning new artistic things.
Full refunds given up to 1 month prior to workshop. Minimum class size is 8 students
Supply list provided upon registration