Each day is a 6 hour workshop with a 1 hour lunchbreak Both days are designed to go together but day 1 can be taken without day 2.
In this fun-filled, expressive Frida workshop we will be gaining a deeper understanding of color & value as we create at least 3 Frida portraits; a charcoal piece, a monochromatic painting and a dynamic colorful portrait. Along the way, we値l journey through a few expressive exercises that are designed to help you further explore and identify your own unique visual voice.
We値l kick off the weekend with a black and white charcoal portrait then venture our way into paint and values. From there we will and go boldly into the glorious world of paint palettes and hue-packed portraiture! Once we致e completed our fabulous Frida痴, I知 delighted to get to share my process for adding brilliant shine and texture to your work with a little metal-leaf technique I discovered a while back :)
Expressive mark making activity using our non-dominant hand
Sketch our profile picture of Frida onto our canvas using a simplified grid
Get down and dirty pushing, pulling, blending and removing a variety of types of charcoal to create a dynamic black and white Frida portrait.
Mix up a monochromatic palette and discuss the importance of value contrast
Identify the values of our palette痴 colors by creating a simple value chart.
Paint an expressive, monochromatic portrait of Frida using our premixed palette.
Expressive activity using colors and marks
Discuss a few favorite apps used to layer and filter photos on your iPhone/iPad to generate fresh ideas and images for inspiration
Sketch our portraits onto our canvases, changing at least one element of the image (now is a great time to practice using an app for image manipulation)
Using a variety of tools, techniques and colors we値l paint, drip, layer and pour on the color as we create our hue-packed portraits
Analyse and adjust the colors in our portraits to achieve the most successful value contrast as it relates to our reference photos
Finish off our portraits with a unique metal-leaf technique that adds brilliant texture and shine to any painting
Materials List: Frida reference photo (profile pic preferably)
Ruler and pencil for grid
2 sheets of 8.5x11 of Lanaquarelle, Canson Mi-Teintes or Strathmore 500 Series Pastel/Charcoal Paper
Vine charcoal and compressed charcoal in black and white
Tortillions for blending and charcoal application
Black, White and Raw Umber (or another color) acrylic paint
Acrylic paint in white and black and raw umber (or another color)
Paint brush or fingers
Watercolor paper 2 pieces
Krylon Workable Fixatif (I値l have some too)
The studio will put together supply kits if you would like to walk in completely empty handed and use one of our kits the fee is $15 for everything listed. You must let me know upon registration if you want the kit.
Normal Registration: $160, Starting
Online registration for Viva Frida with Jennifer Bonneteau (Day 1 Only) is closed. Please call 1(669)292-5001 to check for availability.