Portrait Drawing – a One Day Workshop
Art on the Square Gallery, Waxahachie
Michael Gillespie Instructor
Wednesday, November 6, 9 am to 4 pm
To Register: https://elliscountyart.net/event-3600614
A hands-on workshop and study of the basics of portrait drawing.
Students will learn about comparative measurement, the basic structure and proportions of an average head, the importance of values, how to position the model, how to position your drawing surface, the most effective lighting, and some of the different tools and materials that can be used.
Any medium may be used, but vine charcoal is recommended for the beginning of the class. Email the instructor for a complete list of suggested materials.
Michael Gillespie Bio:
Michael Gillespie has been doing portrait paintings for over 40 years. He has received commissions for university presidents, business and industry professionals, and many private individuals. He is a past president of the Pastel Society of the Southwest, and is a signature member of that organization. He is a BFA graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and has studied with several noted portrait artists. He has been a finalist or won awards in such competitions as the Oil Painters of America, the Art Renewal Center, the Florence Academy of Art Scholarship, the Pastel Society of America Scholarship, Salon International, Bosque Art Classic, Texas Visual Art Association, Arlington Visual Arts Association, and the BoldBrush and Art Muse Competitions.
He teaches an Introduction to Fine Arts class at Dallas Baptist University, and has taught at Art on the Square in Waxahachie, for the Forney Arts Council in Forney, and at Borgo Santo Pietro Hotel in Chiusdino, Italy.