Oct
1
to Dec 17

Portfolio Development: The Figure and Self-portrait in Line, Tone and Color

Self, pastel on paper, 19 x 25 inches, 2016 copy.jpg

Wendy Shalen

www.wendyshalen.com

Class Description

12-Week Series

Sundays
February 5–April 30 (no class April 16)

9:00–12:30 am
Fee $435

Instructor present every class Enrollment limited to 55 students

We will create self-portraits monochromatically in line and tone, choosing among a variety of materials — graphite, charcoal, reed, glass or metal pen nibs and ink wash or silverpoint. Then we will work in limited and full color using sanguine conte, black & white charcoal on toned paper, pastel or watercolor. Thorough demonstrations of each technique will be given. Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Schiele, and many other master drawings and paintings of self- portraiture will be discussed. Students interested in creating conceptual, surreal and imaginative self- portraits are always welcome. This workshop will also focus on the development of a cohesive presentation of artwork. Working from observation, students will be guided to complete self-portraits suitable for inclusion in their portfolios for high school, college and graduate school admission.

About the Instructor

“One of my principal goals as an artist is to capture and communicate intuitive responses to a subject, carefully and sensitively, whether I am working from a model, landscape, or still life. Successful work conveys not only the reality that the artist confronts but the very personal reaction that is inspired by that reality.”

Wendy Shalen has taught figure and landscape drawing and painting to adults and teens for more than thirty years. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Brandeis University, where she majored in art history. She also studied at the Art Students League in the late 1970s with Daniel Greene, Harvey Dinnerstein, and Robert Beverly Hale, and privately with Burton Silverman.

She has exhibited at Allan Stone Gallery (New York City); Abbot & Holder (London); Carol Craven Gallery and Gardner Colby Gallery (Martha’s Vineyard); the Katonah Museum of Art (Katonah, NY); the Housatonic Museum (Bridgeport, CT); and the Belskie Museum (Closter, NJ). Ms. Shalen has taught a Portfolio Development Drawing class for high school students, as well as landscape painting workshops for adults, at the Silvermine Guild School of Art in New Canaan, Connecticut, and at the Vytlacil Campus of the Art Students League. She is currently a member of the Prince Street Gallery in Manhattan. Her studio is located in Waccabuc, New York.

Recent portfolio students of Ms. Shalen have been admitted to the Art Institute of Chicago, Bard, Cooper Union, Cornell, Fashion Institute of Technology, Duke, Georgetown, Maine College of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), New Hampshire Institute of Art, New Jersey College, Parsons, Pratt, Rhode Island School of Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of Visual Arts, Skidmore, Syracuse Univ., Univ. of Michigan, Tulane Univ., Univ. of the Arts (Philadelphia), Univ. of Rhode Island, Washington Univ. in St. Louis, and Univ. of Southern California.

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Mar
15
11:30 AM11:30

European Master Drawing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Course ID: WSW1130AM3152017
Wednesday · 11:30 am – 4:30 pm · $150
March 15

With Titian, Tiepolo, Fragonard and others as inspiration, from 12pm – 1:30pm we will draw in the European galleries using a variety of media. After a lunch break, from 2pm – 4:30pm we will go to the Drawing Study Room to work from Michelangelo, Da Vinci and other original European master drawings. In the galleries, students can work on cream or toned paper in sanguine conte and charcoal and create limited color tonal drawings; in the Study Room, we will be drawing in graphite on paper from selected spectacular artworks.

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Silvermine Arts Center

1037 Silvermine Road · New Canaan, CT 06840 · 203.966.9700

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Portfolio Development: The Figure and Self-portrait in Line, Tone and Color
Feb
5
to Apr 30

Portfolio Development: The Figure and Self-portrait in Line, Tone and Color

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About the Instructor

“One of my principal goals as an artist is to capture and communicate intuitive responses to a subject, carefully and sensitively, whether I am working from a model, landscape, or still life. Successful work conveys not only the reality that the artist confronts but the very personal reaction that is inspired by that reality.”

Wendy Shalen has taught figure and landscape drawing and painting to adults and teens for more than thirty years. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Brandeis University, where she majored in art history. She also studied at the Art Students League in the late 1970s with Daniel Greene, Harvey Dinnerstein, and Robert Beverly Hale, and privately with Burton Silverman.

She has exhibited at Allan Stone Gallery (New York City); Abbot & Holder (London); Carol Craven Gallery and Gardner Colby Gallery (Martha’s Vineyard); the Katonah Museum of Art (Katonah, NY); the Housatonic Museum (Bridgeport, CT); and the Belskie Museum (Closter, NJ). Ms. Shalen has taught a Portfolio Development Drawing class for high school students, as well as landscape painting workshops for adults, at the Silvermine Guild School of Art in New Canaan, Connecticut, and at the Vytlacil Campus of the Art Students League. She is currently a member of the Prince Street Gallery in Manhattan. Her studio is located in Waccabuc, New York.

Recent portfolio students of Ms. Shalen have been admitted to the Art Institute of Chicago, Bard, Cooper Union, Cornell, Fashion Institute of Technology, Duke, Georgetown, Maine College of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), New Hampshire Institute of Art, New Jersey College, Parsons, Pratt, Rhode Island School of Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of Visual Arts, Skidmore, Syracuse Univ., Univ. of Michigan, Tulane Univ., Univ. of the Arts (Philadelphia), Univ. of Rhode Island, Washington Univ. in St. Louis, and Univ. of Southern California.

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