Drawing the Portrait: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach Workshop with Kate Borcherding

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, August 11, 2018 (All day)

Concept and Experience

This workshop embraces a cross-disciplinary approach to drawing the portrait. Using classical methods, you will alternate between drawing and sculpting from life. This approach to visualizing, understanding, and representing the human head will accelerate your learning and confidence.

A portion of each day will be spent working from a live model to create finished drawings in graphite and charcoal. In addition, you will spend time working on a 3D clay head study; focusing on proportion, generalizing shapes, and identifying plane changes. These sculptural exercises will help you to better draw anatomically correct and proportional features. Leave this workshop with a set of new skills to analyze future work.

Open to advanced beginner to intermediate.

Instructor Biography

Kate Borcherding is a mixed media artist. She received her MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University-Bloomington, and her BS in Art from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since then, she has been the recipient of countless awards and honors, participated in numerous exhibitions, and completed an Arts/Industry residency at John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Kate is a Professor of Printmaking and Drawing at Sam Houston University in Texas.

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Location and contact
Peninsula School of Art
Fish Creek  Wisconsin  54212
United States
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