Portrait Drawing and Painting Workshop with Stella Ehrich
Suitable for beginners and advanced artists alike, this workshop will use live portrait models who will hold the same pose for the duration of the workshop. Beginners will have the option to work from plaster casts.
The basic proportions of the head will be emphasized as well as the details of each of the features. Discussion will center on what constitutes a likeness and how to see the subject more clearly. Instruction will include how to take comparative measurements, the use of the plumb line, and color mixing. A downloadable materials list can be found HERE.
WHEN: Saturday, November 18 & Sunday, November 19
TIME: 9am-noon & 2pm-5pm each day.
WHERE: The downstairs workshop studio at the Bennington Center for the Arts. Please use the side entrance.
COST: $350, not including materials. BCA members will receive a 10% discount.
REGISTRATION: Registration ends on November 1. When the class minimum is met, all participants will be contacted for payment. Everyone will be notified by November 2 if the class will not run.
About Stella Ehrich
The most profound influence on Stella Ehrich’s work developed from the sixteen years that she lived and painted in Italy. During that time she studied for seven years in Florence in the atelier of Signorina Nerina Simi, whose instruction was based on the rigorous discipline of French academic training combined with Italian Maccioli traditions.
Stella is a figurative painter who has lived in North Bennington since 1991. Born in New Orleans and raised in Clarksdale, Mississippi, she earned a B.F.A. in painting from the Memphis Academy of Art and an M.F.A. in painting from Bennington College. She has taught as an adjunct professor at Williams College, the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Bennington College and the Community College of Vermont. Stella and her husband teach a summer workshop for painters and sculptors in Tuscany. Her paintings have been exhibited extensively in England, Italy and the United States, and are included in numerous public and private collections both here and abroad.