A Portrait in Charcoal

Posted October 1, 2021 at 5:47 am by

Char­coal por­traits by Tay­lor Bruce

The mul­ti-tal­ent­ed instruc­tor, Tay­lor Bruce is giv­ing a por­trait work­shop as part of the com­plete expe­ri­ence of the Go Fig­ure! exhi­bi­tion at the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA).  The work­shop, A Por­trait in Char­coal, will take place on two con­sec­u­tive  Sat­ur­days, Novem­ber 6 and 13th   from 1–4 pm at the muse­um at 540 Spring Street in Fri­day Harbor.

The por­trait work­shop will intro­duce stu­dents to the con­cepts impor­tant in cre­at­ing real­is­tic por­traits.   The class is designed for inter­me­di­ate artists who have devel­oped sol­id draw­ing skills and are com­fort­able with stand­ing or sit­ting at an easel. While it is help­ful to have some expe­ri­ence in por­trai­ture, the infor­ma­tion cov­ered will allow begin­ners in por­trait work to participate.

Tay­lor is an expe­ri­enced, knowl­edge­able and enthu­si­as­tic instruc­tor who enjoys shar­ing her pas­sion for paint­ing, draw­ing and print­mak­ing. She has taught at the Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School since 2005 and at her pri­vate stu­dio for four­teen years. Cur­rent­ly, she pur­sues her career while enjoy­ing the expe­ri­ence of enrich­ing young lives through the study of art.

Her accom­plish­ments include hav­ing illus­trat­ed over 40 children’s books. She stud­ied at the Art Acad­e­my of San Fran­cis­co and while a stu­dent, she was award­ed the pres­ti­gious New York Soci­ety of Illus­tra­tors stu­dent award.

At the reg­is­tra­tion site, stu­dents can get more detailed infor­ma­tion and the list of mate­ri­als. Stu­dents can reg­is­ter online at www.sjima.org under LEARN or reg­is­ter at the recep­tion desk at SJIMA dur­ing open hours Fri­day-Mon­day at 11–5.  The two-ses­sion class is $250.  If you have detailed ques­tions con­tact Tay­lor at taylor@rockisland.com

Please vis­it Go Fig­ure! at SJIMA now until Decem­ber 6 for inspi­ra­tion. Also, fig­u­ra­tive art is dis­played by Fran­cie Allen in On Being Alive! in the Atri­um Gallery and Going the Dis­tance by Nola Aho­la.  Muse­um hours are Fri­day-Mon­day 11–5. Admis­sion is $10, with SJIMA mem­bers and those 18 and under admit­ted free of charge.

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