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Portrait Drawing & Painting

SOLD OUT

$1200

USD

October 14th - 18th

DATES

5 days

10:00 AM - 5:00PM

TIME

Stephen Bauman

INSTRUCTOR

Intermediate - Advanced

LEVELS/AGES

This workshop presents a unique opportunity for artists to immerse themselves in the dual disciplines of portrait drawing and painting, guided by Stephen Bauman and Cornelia Hernes. 


Each day of this intensive five-day workshop is split into two distinct halves, each dedicated to exploring the nuances of portraiture through different mediums under the tutelage of these two artists. In the morning session, Stephen Bauman will lead students through the process of drawing a portrait. This segment is designed to deepen the understanding of form, structure, and likeness in portrait drawing. Bauman will share his techniques and philosophies for capturing the essence of a subject on paper.


The afternoon session transitions into the world of portrait painting with Cornelia Hernes. Participants will explore the complexities of color, light, and composition in painting, guided by Hernes' expert instruction. Renowned for her ability to convey emotion and depth in her portraits, Hernes will offer students a comprehensive overview of painting techniques, from color mixing to brushwork, ensuring a well-rounded approach to portrait painting.


This workshop is designed for artists seeking to refine their skills in both drawing and painting portraits. Through hands-on practice, personalized feedback, and in-depth demonstrations, students will leave with a richer understanding of portraiture as a multifaceted discipline. 


Skills to be practiced:

  • Preparing and stretching your drawing paper

  • Techniques for effective live model drawing

  • Understanding proportions and basic anatomical structures

  • Graphite drawing techniques

  • Oil painting techniques

  • Mastery over organizing shadows and light in your portraits


Unique to this workshop at NSMA, your drawing and painting classes are set against the serene backdrop of rural New England in Autumn, with access to a collection of contemporary realist art along with select 19th-century paintings by renowned artists like John Singer Sargent and Dennis Miller Bunker. Let the tranquil surroundings and inspiring artworks enhance your experience as you hone your skills in portraiture.


A private dinner will be hosted at the museum during the workshop for all attendees, Stephen, Cornelia, and the NSMA team.

$1200

USD

  • DRAWING

    • 16x20in cradled panel

    • 2X 22x30in stonehenge warm white paper

    • Graphite pencils, 4H-6B (wood, 2mm clutch, and/or mechanical)

    • Kneaded eraser

    • Paper stumps, small to large (not tortillion)

    • Tombow Mono Zero Eraser

    • Sharpening block


    PAINTING

    • Variety of brushes (brushes will also be available in NSMA gift shop)

    • Gessoed panel for color study about 6x8 inches.

    • Gessoed panel or stretched canvas for the portrait, about 10x12 Inches

    • Oil Paint

    • Palette

    • Palette knife

    • Medium cup

    • Masking tape

    • Vine Charcoal

    • 1 square mirror. About 10x15 cm

  • 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

Portrait Drawing & Painting

$1200

USD

SOLD OUT

$1200

USD

INSTRUCTOR

Stephen Bauman

TIME

10:00 AM - 5:00PM

LEVELS/AGES

Intermediate - Advanced

5 days

DATES

October 14th - 18th

Meet your Instructor

Stephen Bauman

Stephen is a classically trained artist who spent 12 years as an instructor in the drawing and painting program of the The Florence Academy of Art. In addition, he was the director of the Anatomy & Ecorche Department for 6 years, first in Sweden and then in the USA. Stephen left the academy in 2020 to focus his efforts on his art career & online courses.