Scottsdale Artists' School has started enrollment for my 6 week Saturday morning class "Painting Children From Life" which begins on February 9th, 2008 and runs until March 15, 2008. The cost is $270. Here is the course description in the School catalog:
Children present particular joys and difficulties for the figurative painter. Painting them from life is a challenge because they are notoriously prone to move when they should be holding still for the artist. However, when life painting is done well, a portrait of a child painted from life can have an unsurpassable honesty, directness and beauty. Also, a child posing for a life portrait has a unique and unforgettable window into the creative process which might foster a lifelong interest in the arts. We will discuss lighting, clothing, posing the body and ways to keep the child engaged in the portrait process as well as proportional differences in head and body between children and adults. We will concentrate on the child's portrait head but we will also paint seated children if there is interest. We will discuss ways in which great artists of the past have painted children. Students should have considerable practice in life work before taking this class.
To enroll, please visit the School website at http://www.scottsdaleartschool.org/ or call 480.990.1422.