REGISTER APRIL 1
Developing Your Skills in Portraiture – Paul Missal
August 12 — 18, 2018
Through class demonstrations and working from the model we will review and practice the fundamentals used to create a likeness. The structure of the head and working with proportion, planes of the face, shapes, and shadows will guide us in rendering features. During the latter part of the week our focus will be on one drawing, a 3/4 length pose, where we will add rhythm, flow, and a sense of light to create movement in the composition. In this drawing we will also introduce color using touches of gouache and collage. Paint and paper will be supplied. This class is open to beginners or advanced students. Class material fee $10.
CLASS SUPPLY LIST:
Students please bring:
Instructor will supply:
- Assorted watercolor brushes
- Pencils: HB, Ebony or 4B, Pink Pearl
- Kneaded eraser
Instructor will supply:
- Pencil Sharpeners
- Water containers
REGISTRATION STARTS APRIL 1, 2018
Five easy steps to registration:
1. Select one week long class, lodging, and meals below.
2. Add to your shopping cart and check out.
3. After payment you will be sent an email confirmation.
4. In the confirmation email is a link to a registration form.
5. You must complete registration form to finish your transaction.
TWO WEEK PARTICIPANTS: If you are taking BOTH one week workshops, please click the button below to see more options and requirements for two week participants.
Paul Missal received his B.F.A. degree in Painting and Printmaking from the Cleveland Institute of Art in l965 and his M.F.A. from Yale University in 1968. After teaching in Cleveland for a few years at various schools including the Cooper School of Art, he moved to Portland, Oregon in 1972 where he taught Painting, Drawing and Design at the Museum Art School, now the Pacific Northwest College of Art. In 1978 he along with 15 other artists, co- founded Blackfish Gallery which opened its doors in 1979. Paul continues to be represented by Blackfish and also does work on commission including Portraits and Murals. The latter is often done in collaboration with Emmerling Studio, a faux finishing studio that does work both here and in the far east. Having recently retired from full-time teaching, Paul Missal was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. He continues to teach part-time at the College while maintaining an active studio routine.
"My artwork is always based in observation, with the subjects ranging from Figure to Landscape and Still Life. In all, I seek not only the formal aspects of Painting but also try to connect with the deeper spiritual content within the work. Sometimes it is manifest in the way Light bathes forms. Other times it is Rhythms within a composition. Hopefully all work together with insight and passion to create the Painting."