Nelson to host portrait painting workshop Jan. 21-25Published 12:26pm Saturday, December 22, 2012
Rich Nelson will teach a five-day Portrait Painting Workshop in Tryon, Jan. 21-25, 2013. The class will take place at Nelson’s Skyuka Fine Art gallery from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.
Artists will work from life to grasp the fundamentals of portraiture and the figure. This workshop is open to all media, but oil will be emphasized. Class size is limited to 12 students. The cost of the workshop includes model fees.
The artists will concentrate on painting the portrait from live models. There will be lectures and demos by Nelson, and group critiques (mostly just putting the paintings along the wall and having each artist say how it’s going). You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-859-0318 for workshop costs and additional information.
Nelson is an accomplished portrait and gallery artist who lives in Tryon. He earned his BFA from the College of Creative Studies in Detroit Michigan in 1988. Nelson taught anatomy, figure drawing and painting at CCS part-time after graduating. He has been working ever since as a portrait artist, gallery artist and instructor. You can view his work at richardchristiannelson.com or read about his recent awards and notable commissions at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Christian_Nelson.
Most recently, his portrait of ‘Jack’ was the winner of a Certificate Of Excellence in the Portrait Society Of America’s 2012 International Portrait Competition.
More information on this and other upcoming workshops is available at richardchristiannelson.com/workshops.
– article submitted by Rich Nelson