This course will provide instruction on creating realistic portraits using charcoal, pastel, erasers and paper. This course will demonstrate how loosening up and trusting the process can result in striking, convincing portraits. Students will provide their own source images or use some from Nicole’s collection.
Images can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before the workshop so that she can prepare and print the images.
This course will provide the basics to a beginner or build on a experienced artist’s knowledge. It is will benefit anyone who wants to explore the special qualities that result from working from a photo.
About the instructor:
Nicole Williford is a representational painter living in Portland, OR. Trained in traditional portrait painting, her work spans from tight realism to abstract color fields. For Williford, art making is a practice of meditation as well as a method of processing the overwhelming stimulation present in day to day life. Her work revolves around personal narratives, nostalgia and identity.
About the classroom space:
Ulna studio is a creative space located on the 7th floor of the Portland Storage Building at 215 SE Morrison st. There is elevator access for arrival to your in person class, but on exiting students have the option to walk down a stairway.
We offer a 50% discount to Black, Indigenous, and Trans folks, use the coupon code MAGENTA at check out.