The Portrait (July 22–26)
Focus: The portrait as both sculptural design and a means of expressing human character.
General Description: Mr. Halstead will explain basic methods of drawing and painting in a “nuts and bolts” manner with the understanding that each student can tailor-make a hybrid method for him- or herself that suits his or her natural way of working. In one-on-one conversations and occasional, brief class lectures, he will guide students in the use of tonal values (the gray scale) to create the illusion of form and space as well as balanced, effective compositions. He will also teach color in a practical rather than theoretical manner, providing basic color combinations for flesh, instruction in the manipulation of warm and cool colors in relation to each other, and information about how colors interact when they are mixed. Students can expect to produce at least one finished work as well as sketchbook studies to aid in the creation of that work. Note: In a departure from usual class protocol, students will be allowed to leave their work and equipment in the studio during the week of the workshop.
Media Taught: Most students work in oil paint, pastel, or charcoal, although instruction with acrylic paints and graphite is also available.
Size: 12 students
Schedule: The five consecutive days of the workshop will run from 9 am–4 pm with an hour break at noon for lunch.
Registration: Students are accepted on a first-come, first-admitted basis. To register for the workshop, fill out, print, and submit the registration form below with a check for the total amount of the workshop—or, with a downpayment of $150 with the remainder due on the first day of the workshop. You can do this by mail or in person. Deadline: Enrollment ends when a workshop is full.
Cost: $450 for the five-day workshop
Requirements: An eagerness to learn and your own art supplies. People of all ability levels are welcome.
Out-of-Towners: If you’re coming from out of town, Evanston is a lovely, lively place to visit. Situated on the shores of Lake Michigan just north of Chicago, Evanston sports lakefront walking and bicycling paths, picnic areas, and frequent summer festivals. It also possesses a vibrant downtown, offering a multitude of shops, galleries, cafés, restaurants, and live entertainment. As the home of Northwestern University, it is used to accommodating visitors in a wide range of comfortable places—from bed-and-breakfasts to mid-range and upscale hotels. Literally adjacent to Chicago, Evanston offers easy access to Chicago attractions as well. More specific information on accommodations is available from the school upon request or by visiting http://www.evchamber.com/community.
This form sends no data to the Portrait School. Please fill out, print, and mail with your payment to:
3320 Culver Street
Evanston, IL 60201-1114
Make checks payable to Richard Halstead. If you have questions, you can e-mail them to Christine Young at registrar@HalsteadPortraits.com or phone Richard Halstead at 847-869-6560.
Please register me for The Portrait Workshop (July 22–26, 2013):
**Due to the prevalence of chemical sensitivities and the enclosed nature of the classroom, Damar varnish, cobalt driers, turpentine, and all other thinners except Turpenoid are prohibited.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Enrollment closes when the workshop is full. Capacity: 12 students.