Portrait Drawing Class

By

Cambridge Council on Aging

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Students will learn how to approach a human portrait drawing from start to finish.

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

To register for My Senior Center, call The Council on Aging at 617-349-6220.

Cost

This Event is free!

Location

  • In-person only.

Cambridge Senior Center

806 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

Neighborhood

Mid Cambridge

Dates and Times

Monday, June 24, 1:30PM – 4:30PM

This is a recurring event and is coming up on

  • Monday, July 1, 1:30PM – 4:30PM
  • Monday, July 8, 1:30PM – 4:30PM

.: Monday, April 15, 3PM – 4:30PMMonday, April 22, 3PM – 4:30PMMonday, April 29, 3PM – 4:30PMMonday, May 6, 3PM – 4:30PMMonday, May 13, 3PM – 4:30PMMonday, May 20, 3PM – 4:30PMMonday, May 27, 3PM – 4:30PMMonday, June 3, 3PM – 4:30PMMonday, June 10, 3PM – 4:30PMMonday, June 17, 3PM – 4:30PM.

Additional information

This class teaches realistic methods of portrait drawing by copying a photograph of a portrait, with focuses on fundamentals such as how to sharpen a pencil, draw straight lines, measure proportions with accuracy, make a 9-point value scale, understand the light logic, see the light and shadow shapes, the middle tones, and how to render the forms from big to small. The class will include explanations of human head anatomy, facial planes as well as important bony markers on the human head. Students will be guided at their individual pace and needs. A short demonstration will be given in each  class. No Prior drawing experience necessary for this class. 

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Monday, June 24, 1:30PM – 4:30PM

This is a recurring event and is coming up on

  • Monday, July 1, 1:30PM – 4:30PM
  • Monday, July 8, 1:30PM – 4:30PM

.: Monday, April 15, 3PM – 4:30PMMonday, April 22, 3PM – 4:30PMMonday, April 29, 3PM – 4:30PMMonday, May 6, 3PM – 4:30PMMonday, May 13, 3PM – 4:30PMMonday, May 20, 3PM – 4:30PMMonday, May 27, 3PM – 4:30PMMonday, June 3, 3PM – 4:30PMMonday, June 10, 3PM – 4:30PMMonday, June 17, 3PM – 4:30PM.

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