Come to our 11th annual 'Art Along the Creek' art show and sale in November, 2017. Here is our schedule:
Ellen Cooper – Painting the Portrait - Intensive Workshop
We were delighted to host professional portrait artist Ellen Cooper at Heron Crest Studios from July 09 – 14, 2017. Her five-day workshop 'Painting the Portrait' was completely filled and attracted students from Glen Mills, PA to Atlanta, GA and of all ages from retirees to a high school student. Thanks to Ellen for creating a vibrant, intense learning experience.
Ellen Cooper and Heron Crest Studios will offer two sessions of 'Painting the Portrait' during 2018. Registration opens January, 2018 - mark your calendars.
July 8, 2018 6:30-9:30pm - demo
July 9-13,2018 9:30am-4:30pm - workshop
July 15, 2018 6:30-9:30pm - demo
July 16-20, 2018 9:30am-4:30pm - workshop
Description of "Painting the Portrait:" This workshop is designed to provide a solid foundation in the process of painting a portrait from the model from start to finish. Topics covered are the tonal study/grisaille, accuracy of proportions and drawing, achieving a likeness and facial expression, creating form and dimension in the light, improving observational skills to see color and value relationships. We will also address the pose, lighting, background and composition. Demos will include how to organize and use the palette of colors and how to mix luminous flesh tones.
Five days of 6 hours per day painting from two models, one model and one pose for the morning session, second model and one pose for the afternoon session. Demo, time for discussion and question and answer. One-on-one feedback at your easel.
Description of the workshop space and facilities:
•2nd floor of recently renovated 19th cotton mill along Chester Creek in Aston, PA
•7 miles from I-95; 15 minutes to Media; 20 minutes to West Chester and the Brandywine Valley region and Wyeth Country; 30 minutes to Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE
•easels, taborets, chairs, clean up facilities provided
•three bathrooms and two clean-up sinks
•lunch room with coffee pot and refrigerator
•whole building AC and heat
•primary access is a covered outdoor metal staircase with railings on both sides
•a secondary fire exit, which is an indoor staircase, with a railing on one side
•no elevator or lift
•safe, well lit off-street parking
Here is what recent students said about Heron Crest Studios:
• "The facilities were excellent!"
• "Lovely studio space!"
• "The facilities are fabulous!"
• "The location, policies, parking easels, lunch area, lighting, bathrooms and clean up areas were all very nice and met the needs of the workshop."