Date/Time: Saturday / February 17 / 10:30-4:30 pm
Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787
Location: Cole Art Studio in the downstairs of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave. S., Edmonds
If the idea of drawing a portrait is intimidating to you…. If you feel you lack the necessary drawing skills
to create a believable portrait…. Or maybe you have been somewhat successful in painting a portrait
but have never taken an actual Portrait Drawing class…. If any of these describe you, we have the
workshop for you! Joe’s students love him - he is one of those gifted instructors who enjoys watching a
student go from “Oh no, I can’t!” to a delighted “Wow! I never knew I could!” Joe Mac Kechnie loves to
create portraits and will be happy to introduce you to the secrets of drawing a believable portrait.
In this workshop, Joe will share with you fundamental drawing techniques with an emphasis on
measuring and drawing the portrait. Several original drawing techniques will be used for correctly
representing facial proportions. These techniques will help you to create a surprisingly accurate
representation of the subject. (Yes, you will be surprised!) Joe will also teach you how to correctly
model the light and shadows so that the portrait will come alive, will look three dimensional and will
provide an intriguing presentation.
For this workshop, we will be working from photos – please feel free to bring some of your own, or you
can borrow one of Joe’s images. Check out the images of Joe’s paintings here on this page to get some
ideas of what to look for.
You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill requirements for your class. Artspot's Web Site
Note: ARTspot has an all-inclusive kit, custom-made for Joe's drawing students at a very
reasonable price. Includes the items as listed below.
In addition to the kit’s items above, you will need to bring these:
Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.