1:30 pm–5:00 pm
In this class participants will investigate the foundational elements of portrait drawing. During the course of four sessions each student will construct one portrait so that each lesson can be thoroughly studied and implemented. Beginning with introductory strategies on how to effectively place the proportions of a live model onto paper, the class will then progress to the articulation of form by means of light, perspective, and structure. By sequentially implementing simple to complex concepts students will gain a greater awareness of these foundational elements and their implementation in portrait drawing. In addition, topics pertaining to anatomy and design will be presented and tailored to the needs of each student. Lessons will take the form of demonstrations and individual critiques according to each participant’s needs.
About the Instructor
Edmond Rochat, studied painting, drawing, and sculpture at duCret School of Art, The Art Students League of New York, and Janus Collaborative School of Art. He supplemented his studies as a lab assistant for advanced artistic anatomy offered by Janus Collaborative School of Art and hosted by Drexel University School of Medicine. Rochat received the Mary Elizabeth Scholarship from the New Jersey Society of Arts and Letters, The Dr. Furman Fink Award for portraiture, and a grant from the Stobart Foundation. He was also awarded a grant from the John F. and Anne Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund, which he used to study Greek and Renaissance sculpture at the Slater Memorial museum. His works have appeared in Persimmon Hill Journal and published in The Visual Language of Drawing: Lessons on the Art of Seeing. He teaches at The Art Students League of New York, The Florence Academy of Art, and The New York School of the Arts. He maintains a studio in the Bronx and has participated in numerous exhibitions in New York including a solo show in lower Manhattan.