CEPN 206 SU01: Painting the Portrait

Jun 26
Aug 21

Develop skills and techniques to create dynamic painted portraits in this special topic course. Students will become familiar with the basic structural anatomy of the face and head and how it relates to proportion and perspective. Develop skills and techniques to create dynamic painted portraits in this special topic course, Students will become familiar with using paint to render skin tone, features and facial expressions. The technical aspects of portraiture painting practices will be explored alongside contemporary, conceptual, and experimental opportunities.

Meeting Information: 
Date / Time Days Room Building
Jun 26-Jul 24
Aug 7-Aug 21

CEPN 100 Introductory Painting Techniques is recommended

Instructor information: 
Essential Items

* One set (9-10 tubes) of Artist quality paints in your preferred
medium of experience (acrylic, oil*, watercolour, gouache) - set
should include warm and cool primaries as well as black, white,
and an earth tone such as burnt umber. 	
 *Note: Water-based oil paints preferred for home-studio use;
traditional oil paints may be used with safe practices applied	
* Brush set suitable for your preferred medium (Opus brand sets
preferred), assorted
* 1 Sketchbook (one you have already started is fine)
* Various Selection of drawing materials as you have on hand
(pencils, pencil crayons, conte, oil pastels, etc)
* 1 Masking tape
* 2-3 Containers for water
* 1 White Eraser

Estimated cost: $115.00

Additional Materials for Acrylic/Oil - to be discussed first
* 1 Gesso
* 1 Palette Knife (suggested: metal trowel shape)
* Various Painting Surfaces (suggested: canvas panel, stretched
canvas, masonite etc.)
* 1 Bristol Pad Canson 9inx12in 25 sheets
* 3 sheets Stonehenge, Accent Opaque or similar smooth
heavyweight paper (approx 22"x30") 
* 1 Palette - either disposable paper palette or flat plastic
* Various Mediums and extenders as suitable for acrylic/oil, will
be discused in class
Estimated cost: $80.00

Additional Materials for Watercolour/Gouache - to be discussed
first class	
* 1 pad Paper - Watercolour pad or sheets 140 lb (or similar) 
* 1 Flower style mixing palette
* 1 Smooth Painting Surface  (suggested: hard board, foamcore)
* 1 Gummed Watercolour paper tape roll approx width 1.5"

Estimated cost: $130.00-$175.00

Additional Optional Items

* Various Assorted cloth rags + paper towel
* 1 Sponge
* 1 Dish Soap
* 1 Ruler
* 1 Scissors
* 1-3 House Paint Brushes 
* 1 Foam Brush
* Various Saran Wrap + containers for left over paint
* 1 Spray Bottle
* 1 X-acto Knife
* 1 Hair Dryer
* 1 Drawing Surface or Drawing Board

***Please bring essential items marked with a '*' to your first

***If required, photocopy/printer cards can be purchased from the
ECUAD library or in machines located next to the main elevators.
Note that Print Card machines are cash only.***

***Present your Registration Statement or your ECUAD student card
at Opus Framing & Art Supplies to qualify for a student

***In order to minimize disruption, students are expected to
arrive at class a minimum of 5 minutes prior to the designated
start time. If possible, please notify your instructor ahead of
time if you expect to be late or absent.***