Unfortunately, due to scheduling and lack of participants, this class has been cancelled. If you are interested in learning about advanced portrait drawing, please contact us and we’ll be happy work out a schedule to work with you one-on-one.
Figures and Faces 2: Advanced Portrait Class
Welcome to the Figures and Faces 2 – Advanced Portrait Class; it’s wonderful to see your smiling face today! Come learn something new, with Mr. New.
Anyone can learn how to draw. There are no prerequisites for this course, except for the age requirement (10-adult). Although it is not required, we do recommend that students in this class have some previous understanding of basic drawing skills and color theories. Students who enroll in our Beginner Drawing Studio and Ultimate Color Theory courses will be more than adequately prepared for this course. Regardless of experience level, anyone who has a desire to learn is welcome to join this advanced level course. There’s something for everyone to learn!
Spirit Made Steel Martial Arts
1604 Slaughter Rd.
Madison, AL 35758
Five day course, 3 hours per day. Total 15 hours.
Monday – Friday, July 17-21
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Newquii Studios will provide all of the necessary supplies, to include chalk pastels and drawing pads. Students will get to keep these supplies when the course is complete. As references, students in this portrait class will use mirrors, photographs, themselves, and each other.
If you wish, you may also choose to bring your own supplies in addition to those provided.
In the Figures and Faces 2 course,we’re going to take an in-depth look at people. We’ll expand upon the proportional knowledge that we learned in Figures and Faces 1, and learn when and how to change those proportions to meet our artistic goals. We will also work with more active poses and learn to choose colors expressively. Students in this class will first learn all the rules of drawing portraits, then systematically learn why so many artists break the rules on purpose.
Come learn how human faces and bodies show emotion, how to effectively lay out a composition that emphasizes that emotion, and how to break the rules of colors and proportions (uh-oh, there goes Mr. New using math words again!). In the process, students will boost their vocabulary with words like: portrait, proportion, construction, geometric shapes, organic shapes, composition, transitional colors, expression, and so much more!
If any of this sounds too complicated, trust that Mr. New will be with you every step of the way. And trust that drawing is a skill that anyone can learn. By the time you complete this class, you’ll be proficient in drawing black-and-white portraits, and you’ll be fully prepared for our final course of this summer:
- Wide Open Spaces 2 (acrylic paints – color)
The Figures and Faces 2 Advanced Portrait Class will be taught by local elementary school art teacher: Noel Newquist, known as Mr. New by students across Madison. As an art teacher for Madison City’s elementary schools, Mr. New has 9 years of experience working with every level of art student, from beginners to national award-winners. To enjoy free lessons from Mr. New, check out Mr. New’s Art Class on YouTube. To see some of Mr. New’s artwork, check out the Original Artwork section of our shop.