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Drawing The Portrait

SOLD OUT

$750

USD

$750

USD

July 22nd - 26th

DATES

5 Days

10:00AM - 5:00PM

TIME

Tyler Berry &

Chelsea Bard

INSTRUCTORS:

Open to all levels/ages

LEVELS/AGES

In this five day workshop artists will learn the Fundamentals of Portrait Drawing in idyllic New England surrounded by the world renowned collection of Contemporary and Historical artworks of the New Salem Museum.


Artists Tyler Berry and Chelsea Bard will lead students in this intensive week of Portrait Drawing. An emphasis will be placed on structure and anatomy, an approach to likeness through careful observation of proportion, skeletal landmarks, and abstract shape design. Students will also learn to create a sculptural quality to their portraits through in-depth analysis of the light and form.


The process begins with the block-in stage, aiming to capture character and examination of proportion, structure, and simple light and shadow. After the block in, students will begin modeling and articulating the forms through a consideration of volume, light and anatomy. Students will hone their abilities and knowledge with the guidance of master draftsmen in real time and in the company of the likes of John Singer Sargent, Andrew Wyeth and Edgar Maxence. On breaks they will journey to

specific paintings and drawings to draw forth concepts and principles of great works in the flesh. Tyler and Chelsea will also bring a selection of their work for display and as a teaching tool.


Both instructors will trade off instructing and demonstrating between mornings and afternoons. Students of all skill levels are welcome, though some experience in drawing is encouraged.


Enjoy a special evening dinner for workshop students hosted at the museum with Tyler, Chelsea, and the NSMA team!

  • ● Drawing Board

    ● Pencils: 2H, H, HB (2B and 4B if Staidler) in any brand will do. (Faber Castell, TomBow and Black Wing are our pencils of choice)

    ● Pencil/Lead Holder: Cretacolor Wooden Holder, General's Pencil Extender

    ● Sandpaper block for sharpening pencils and charcoal.

    ● Exacto Knife

    ● Cooking Skewer or thin knitting needle (for measuring)

    ● Plumb Line

    ● Kneaded Eraser

    ● Mono Zero Mechanical Eraser Round, 2.3 mm

    ● Brush(s) for massing in: Synthetic soft bristle in one or two sizes, (we use a size six round)

    ● Masking Tape

    ● Paper options : 1-2 sheets, any size between 9”x12” to 18”x24”. Any one choice of...

    • Strathmore Drawing Paper

    • Fabriano Artistico, Arches or Stonehenge Hotpress 140 lb. Watercolor Paper

    • Canson Mi Teintes pre toned paper (Preferred colors are Eggshell Grey, Flannel Grey, Lily, Moonstone, Moon Grey, Pearl, Sky Grey, Cloud White, White)

  • Below is a list of recommended hotels in Amherst for residence during NSMA workshops. AirBnbs are also available closer to the museum in towns such as Shutesbury, Leverett, Orange, Athol, and Wendell, and can be cheaper alternatives to hotels. For both hotels and AirBnBs, we recommend booking far in advance for better prices and to secure your spot. For more guidance on housing options, contact info@newsalemmuseum.com

Drawing The Portrait

$750

USD

SOLD OUT

$750

USD

INSTRUCTORS:

Tyler Berry & Chelsea Bard

TIME

10:00AM - 5:00PM

LEVELS/AGES

Open to all levels/ages

5 Days

DATES

July 22nd - 26th

In this five day workshop artists will learn the Fundamentals of Portrait Drawing in idyllic New England surrounded by the world renowned collection of Contemporary and Historical artworks of the New Salem Museum.


Artists Tyler Berry and Chelsea Bard will lead students in this intensive week of Portrait Drawing. An emphasis will be placed on structure and anatomy, an approach to likeness through careful observation of proportion, skeletal landmarks, and abstract shape design. Students will also learn to create a sculptural quality to their portraits through in-depth analysis of the light and form.


The process begins with the block-in stage, aiming to capture character and examination of proportion, structure, and simple light and shadow. After the block in, students will begin modeling and articulating the forms through a consideration of volume, light and anatomy. Students will hone their abilities and knowledge with the guidance of master draftsmen in real time and in the company of the likes of John Singer Sargent, Andrew Wyeth and Edgar Maxence. On breaks they will journey to

specific paintings and drawings to draw forth concepts and principles of great works in the flesh. Tyler and Chelsea will also bring a selection of their work for display and as a teaching tool.


Both instructors will trade off instructing and demonstrating between mornings and afternoons. Students of all skill levels are welcome, though some experience in drawing is encouraged.


Enjoy a special evening dinner for workshop students hosted at the museum with Tyler, Chelsea, and the NSMA team!

Meet your Instructor

Chelsea Bard

Chelsea Bard (b. 1991) is an American visual artist, most known for her figurative work. A native New Englander, Chelsea obtained a BFA from the Hartford Art School in Connecticut before pursuing a classical foundation in painting and draftsmanship at the Grand Central Atelier in New York City. Trained in the methods and concepts sown in the Renaissance, she seeks to bring forth the tools and spirit of the tradition in resonant, authentic and vital ways. Her creative motivations and influences range in the symbolist, sensualist and tonalist movements. Bard’s widely acclaimed work hangs in collections throughout North America, Europe, United Kingdom, Australia and Japan including at the Stobart Foundation and The New Salem Museum and Academy of Fine Art. Chelsea now lives and maintains a studio in New York City.