In this session, we’ll produce a graphite portrait drawing inspired by Alex Katz’s "Ada II." Originating in France in the 18th century, the invention of the modern graphite pencil is credited to Nicolas-Jacques Conde. Now an indispensable artistic medium, we’ll discuss technique and learn strategies for success. Participants can reproduce Katz’s drawing or bring in photographic source material.
Seats are limited to 15 participants. Registration will open on Friday, September 15 at 12 p.m. Register online.
Full Fall 2017 Series:
Pencil – Portrait: September 19, 6-8:30 p.m.
Collage – Mask Portrait: October 17, 6-8:30 p.m.
Charcoal – Symbolic Portrait: November 7, 6-8:30 p.m.
Gouache – Pixelated Portrait: November 28, 6-8:30 p.m.
About the Workshop Series: PM Atelier is a series of hand-on workshops that introduce participants to a range of traditional artist techniques and processes. Every semester we focus on a different theme connected to our current exhibitions or collection works. Our focus for fall of 2017 is the portrait and identity. Registration is required and limited to 15 per session.
Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.
Image: Alex Katz, (American, b. 1927.) "Ada II," 1971. Pencil on paper. 28 x 24 inches. Gund Gallery Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gund ’63.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:00am to 8:30pm
Gund Gallery, Meier Draudt Curatorial Classroom
101 1/2 College Drive Gambier, Ohio 43022