Drawing the Portrait

*** The workshop has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date ***

Join visual artist Amy Foster on Friday and Saturday, April 12–13 from 9:30 am–4:00 pm for this intensive two-day workshop and take your figure drawing skills up a notch. The cost is just $295 (includes model fee). Space is limited, so don’t wait to register for this popular workshop!

About the Workshop

The most challenging areas to draw on the human form are the hands and feet.

The hands are difficult because there are 15 joints involved in one hand that can vary the direction of the fingers as well as the turn of the hand—creating too many variations to create a standard norm. Multiply that by two.

The foot’s main reason for causing angst in most artists is the foreshortening. Challenging enough in itself, but this is the body part that generally connects us to the earth and provides stability for your entire figure. When it’s off, the drawing literally falls down.

This two-day workshop will tackle the anatomy of the hands and feet. Plan to work on these trouble spots in depth as well as their connection to the body by looking at the human form through gesture drawings.

About the Instructor

As a 1994 graduate of the Center for Creative Studies – College of Art and Design in Detroit, Amy Foster received a well rounded education in the field of illustration, graphic design and the fine arts. While she may dabble in painting and sculpting, Amy’s true passion is drawing and her favorite subject matter is the figure… male or female, youthful or mature, portrait or full figure, clothed or tastefully nude.

In 1999, Amy went into business for herself as a freelance artist and an art instructor. After teaching at a number of local institutions including her alma mater, now renamed the College for Creative Studies, she decided to open her own art studio in Richmond, Michigan. She still travels to teach workshops and some weekly classes. Amy considers teaching to be a true privilege which enables her to share her love of the figure and knowledge of art. Visit AmyFosterFineArt.com for more information and to see examples of her drawings.

How to Enroll

Use the “Register” button above to enroll in the workshop. You may pay by credit card or mail a check. Your registration is not final until payment is received. Space is limited, so enroll today!

Workshops are subject to cancellation because of insufficient enrollment or for other reasons. If a workshop is cancelled, you will have the option to receive a full refund or transfer your registration to another scheduled workshop.