Portrait Drawing with Lupe Galvan

Beginning – Intermediate Portrait Drawing

Project Space welcomes artist Lupe Galvan to Southern Oregon! Lupe was born in 1981, and grew up in rural Idaho among the farm lands of the Snake River valley, the historic land of the Shoshone people. Lupe earned a BFA in Illustration from Boise State in 2006 and an MFA from The New York Academy of Art in 2009. Lupe uses his strong drawing and painting skills to make sensitive and probing portrait, figurative and landscape work. Much of his art addresses his experiences of being of mixed race Hispano and Indigenous and an ESL person growing up in the dominant Anglo-American culture.  Lupe has taught drawing and painting at Yavapai College in Prescott, AZ, Boise State University, Boise, ID, Neumann University and  Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, PA and will be teaching art at Southern Oregon University starting in Spring 2019.

This class will focus on the fundamentals of Portrait Drawing with Pencil, Single Color Colored Pencil (Red, Brown) and Limited Palette Colored Pencil on toned paper. The class will explore fundamental practices such as measurements, basic anatomical landmarks, form and form drawing, hatching/cross hatching, limited palette color and eventually full color. The Limited Palette as it is called, has its roots in Greek Painting where painters where challenged to create paintings using only Black, Brown, Red, Yellow and White. This will give you a basic understanding in color theory, which can be expanded upon later. Historic Artists to be discussed are Zorn, Holbein, Sargent, Sorolla, Michelangelo and Caracci, as well as some contemporary artists.  How to properly hold a pencil as well as shifting from hand driven to shoulder driven drawing practices will be discussed and practiced. The focus will be on line, hatching, tonal drawing and finally a combination of all three.

View more of Lupe’s work at www.lupegalvan.com

Drawing Pencils from 4B, 2B, HB, 2H,
white eraser, kneaded eraser,
See through 12″ ruler,
Colored pencils Preferred Verithin or Col-Erase by Prisma Color – Red, Brown, Black, and a Regular White PrismaColored Pencil.
Two Drawing pads 14″x17″ Strathmore 400 Series and
Sheets of Middle Gray, Tan, Ochre Canson Mi-Tientes sheets cut down into half or fourths.

Held at Project Space
Eight Sessions, February 1 – March 22.
Class held Fridays 9:30 – 12:30
Limited to 5 students
Fee: $360 + $72 model fee

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