Current Masterclass

BO BARTLETT CENTER MASTERCLASS 2019

A PAINTERLY APPROACH TO PORTRAIT DRAWING WITH AMAYA GURPIDE

November 8 – 10, 2019
The class will be held in the Bo Bartlett Center under the skylight.

Applicants are accepted upon registration and payment.
The class is limited to 15 participants.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this three day course we’ll explore portrait drawing through a linear and mass oriented approach. Beginning with an understanding of the structural scaffolding that supports the construction of the head, we’ll move to an abstract comprehension of the visual experience. Class demonstrations will underscore the interpretive nature of observation, dissecting and editing visual information to influence the narrative and psychological impact of the drawing. Students will be encouraged to use a holistic approach towards developing a fully realized and naturalistic portrait. Some class time will be used to demonstrate paper preparation.

BIOGRAPHY  

Born in Pamplona, Spain Amaya began studying art at the age of 16. In 1999, she moved to New York City to broaden her education in figurative drawing and painting, studying at the Art Students League, the National Academy of Design and the Grand Central Academy. After a decade in New York, Gurpide moved to Madrid in 2009 offering figure drawing, anatomy and painting classes from her private studio.

In 2014 Amaya returned to the U.S. upon the invitation of Italian based art school, The Florence Academy of Art, to assist in the opening of their first U.S. location in Jersey City, NJ. Amaya is currently a Principal Instructor at The Florence Academy of Art and an adjunct Professor at The New York Academy of Art.

Amaya’s work has exhibited internationally, and her drawings and paintings are in private collections throughout Europe and the U.S.

Tuition for the A Painterly Approach to Portrait Drawing Masterclass is $900.

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