The ArtsCenter Photoblog

November 17, 2009

Portrait Painting Class- The Finale!

Filed under: Classes — Tags: , — Lyndsay Booth @ 10:28 pm

The fall 2009 portrait painting class at The ArtsCenter has ended. I would like to thank the teacher, model and students for letting me come and document the class. Photographers are not always the most inconspicuous people in the world and I hope I was not too distracting for the students. The paintings turned out really well, so it looks like I didn’t get in the way too much. Check out the students’ completed work and other shots from the last class by clicking more at the bottom of the post.

The finished portraits sit on their easels.

Several finished portraits sit on their easels as the class draws to a close.

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October 13, 2009

Portrait Painting 2!

Filed under: Classes — Tags: , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 1:04 am

Here is an update on the portrait painting class held Monday’s at the ArtsCenter. These photos are taken two weeks after the first set. The students have made a lot of progress on their paintings in only two classes. Some are even finishing with one portrait and will move on to another interpretation. The model remains the same throughout the entire class.

A student adds his own interpretation of color to his portrait.

A student adds his own interpretation of color to his portrait.

A sampling of the tools the artists use. The triangle shaped instrument is used for mixing colors.

A sampling of the tools the artists use. The triangle shaped instrument is used for mixing colors.

Students concentrate on their portrait.

Students concentrate on their portraits.

A student mixes colors to attempt to match the model's skin tone.

A student mixes colors to attempt to match the model's skin tone.

A color palette

A color palette

Two different interpretations of the same person.

Two different interpretations of the same person.

A student adds layers to his painting.

A student adds layers to his painting.

Students get a close up look at the model's face during one of her breaks.

Students get a close up look at the model's face during one of her breaks.

October 1, 2009

ArtSchool Class: Bollywood Dance

Filed under: ArtSchool — Tags: , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 8:15 pm

Dina C. Fifadra teaches Bollywood Dance on Thursdays at the ArtsCenter. Bollywood dance, named for the prolific Indian movie industry, combines the styles of classical Indian dance, belly dancing and hip-hop with a little bit of mystique and a lot of great music.

The next section of the class meets Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m., Oct. 29 to Dec. 10. Sign up here.

Below are photos!
–Lisa

Students learn the moves to a new dance.

Students learn the moves to a new dance.

A student practices her bollywood dance moves.

A student practices her bollywood dance moves.

Fifadra shows the class the dance for a new, faster song.

Fifadra shows the class the dance for a new, faster song.

Two students practice the hand movements that go along with the new dance.

Two students practice the hand movements that go along with the new dance.

Students practice last Thursday's dance before jumping into the new one.

Students practice last Thursday's dance before jumping into the new one.

Fifadra shows the class how to do motions of a dance.

Fifadra shows the class how to do motions of a dance.

September 25, 2009

ArtSchoo Class: Portrait Painting

Filed under: ArtSchool — Tags: , , , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 2:13 am

First, an apology to all of those looking for some shots of the Great Big Gone concert. I experimented a little and the experiment didn’t work out like I planned resulting in very poor quality photos. So instead I am going to make my first post  in a bi-monthly series on the ArtsCenter’s portrait painting class. I’ll be spending some time in the class every other week or so documenting the students’ progress. I know very little about art, drawing, or painting (I can’t draw a straight line even with a ruler) so hopefully I will learn a bit and be able to share that with you. Hopefully as the class progress I can also get a few students to share some of their experiences with me. Below are some shots from the first day of class.

-Lyndsay

Students hard at work at their easels.

Students hard at work at their easels.

A student concentrates on his portrait.

A student concentrates on his portrait.

Learning to portray facial dimensions accurately.

Learning to portray facial dimensions accurately.

Two different interpretations of the same model.

Two different interpretations of the same model.

A student works on his portrait.

A student works on his portrait.

A student adds detail to her sketch.

A student adds detail to her sketch.

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