Fundamentals of Portraiture (beginners and more advanced) $120.00
Class consists of 8 Saturdays starting February 2nd, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
In this class Mateus Costa will guide you through the fundamentals of a specific subject: the portrait. Mateus will help you to develop your skill to ‘see’, which is key to successful portraiture. Furthermore, he will help you to relate to form and give you an understanding of how light effects form. All the techniques he teaches can be applied to drawing or painting all sorts of subjects, but Mateus will focus specifically on the art of portraiture and all difficulties you might encounter with this particular subject.
This class is suited for both beginners and more advanced students, since the different topics that are discussed in the class can be applied by the students at their own level.
Costs: $120,-, materials not included (a list of essentials will be provided).
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Mateus also invites you to observe his exhibition Portraits, now showing at the RDC/RoxArt gallery at 6120 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128
Mateus studied in Rome, Italy in 1978 and got his BFA from the Tyler School of Art in 1980. He won many different awards, first of which was the Gimbels Award for Excellence in Portraiture in Watercolor back in 1975 in High School, to the Artist's choice Award, 'Best in' show and Legislative award in the Berlin Plein Air Festival in 2017.
Born in Portugal, Mateus has long been a member of the Philadelphia (artist) community. He exhibited at the Woodmere art museum, Main Line Art Center, Philadelphia Sketch Club and the Roxborough Manayunk Art Center, among many others. In November 2018 he exhibited at MRAC with a series of portraits of which several were sold.
In his paintings, Mateus Costa uses objects that we find in our everyday lives, and does not intend to show the viewer obscure references. Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Caravaggio, Cezanne, Manet, Velasquez and many others famous masters have strongly influenced his paintings and are referenced and bring complexity and greater interest to his work.
Materials are not included: > graphite pencils 2h, h, 2b, and 4b > charcoal pencils of 3 different grades: hard, medium and soft, > a kneaded eraser, > a good size watercolor brush, > a drawing board would be a good idea (although the center has some older ones that can be used. The art center can also supply the easels during class)