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Charcoal Drawing with Angela Cunningham

$350.00

October 19 & 20
10 am-5 pm
Instructor:  Angela Cunningham
All levels are welcome

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October 19 & 20
10 am-5 pm
Instructor:  Angela Cunningham
All levels are welcome

Angela Cunningham has been a regular visiting instructor of ours for years, focusing on portrait sculpture and graphite drawing.  In this workshop, she will be teaching portraiture using charcoal.  Students will draw the portrait from observation of a live model.  They will learn to tone their paper and use a method called “pull out method”, where charcoal is drawn onto the toned paper and an eraser is used to erase out the light areas. Students will learn to use materials like the Pan Pastels and soft painting knives with sponges to create a quick way to lay in the structure drawing while also learning to lay in value tones. This method is a great way to draw but in a way that feels much like paint. Students will develop their comparative measuring and shape-seeing abilities while also focusing on soft edges vs. hard edges, finding details and focal points, highlights and textures. Each student will get a chance to organize a strategic method of thought and process to develop a clear approach to drawing in a very painterly manner.  Beginner and experienced students are welcome.

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About the Instructor:
Angela Cunningham (b. 1977) grew up in the Bay Area of California. After high school she studied at various art colleges eventually receiving her BFA in Drawing/ Painting with a minor in sculpture from Laguna College of Art and Design. After teaching in California for a few years, Angela decided to pursue her desire to learn the classical techniques of drawing and painting under the mentorship of Jacob Collins at the Grand Central Academy of Art. She graduated GCA in 2010. She now teaches at her own studio in Asheville, North Carolina. She also teaches workshops at various studios nationwide. Angela is a recipient of various awards including the Morris and Alma Schapiro Achievement Award, Art Renewal Center First Place Scholarship Award, Alfred Ross Achievement Award and more.