The Human Form & Self-Portraits
6 Have Dabbled
Arts & DIY
For this Dabble class, we're starting with the man in the mirror. Get an introduction to the human form and self-portraiture, and learn a number of drawing techniques to help you translate a familiar face from pen to paper.
Beginning to intermediate artists (and non-artists) alike are welcome to attend this workshop, which will have us experimenting briefly with an assortment of materials (ink, charcoal and watercolor-- all of which will be provided) before learning some basic ways of drawing the human bust (shoulders up).
After partnering up and practicing your new skills by drawing the face of a classmate, you will turn your focus to the mirror and yourself and use your new skills and mediums provided to create a self portrait on 5x7 mounted canvas to take home with you!
Keep it for yourself or pass it onto someone who would love to look at your face every day. (So basically, give it to your mom ;)
Stephanie Davies has a BFA in Scientific Illustration from The School of the Art Institute where she studied under Peggy McNamara at The Field Museum. She's been a working freelance artist for over 10 years and, since moving to Milwaukee in 2008, Stephanie has shown her work in several galleries and has curated a show at BYO Studio Gallery in Bayview for the last three years entitled "Ink" which focuses on getting the work of up and coming illustrative artists into galleries. Stephanie spends a lot of time studying anatomy and the human figure, and loves revisiting the artistic form of self portraits because it offers the artist a chance to get in touch with themselves -- both physically and emotionally.