“When I study my own face, I learn more about myself than I ever thought possible.”
Discover and delight in the exploration of who you are. The self-portrait represents the whole artist, not only who you see, but what you feel. Through observation and prompted exercises, we will explore ways to examine our features using a mix of material and techniques, from contour drawing, sumi ink painting, watercolor washes and more.
We will find insight and inspiration from artists and their creations, including the portraits of Matisse, Kirchner and Calder; and the writings of Henri, Thoreau and Rumi. Celebrate those who have explored before us and share in their wisdom and discover.
Mon Kaczyk's mixed media approach stems from a diverse education, allowing Mon to create in both two- and three-dimension. After receiving a BFA in design and photography from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia and Rome, Mon explored in-depth workshops in encaustics, surface design, and metals. Mon merges studio time with a 40-year career in design, art direction, and teaching. After several years in Boston, Mon chose the Green Mountains as the place to raise a family, start a business and create art. Awarded honors in design and contemporary quilts, today Mon displays artwork in select juried shows and group exhibitions. Learn more at monkaczyk.com.
- The art and practice of observation
- Techniques in drawing facial features
- Studies in light and dark
- The basics for painting with ink and watercolor
If a participant wants to cancel their enrollment, we will refund the amount of tuition minus a non-refundable $30 registration fee if request is made no less than 8 business days prior to the start of class. See full policy here.
- Portrait Mirror, 8.5” x 11” approx.
- Canson XL Mix Media Pad - 12" x 9" or other mix media pad
- Artist drawing pens (black felt tip pens)
- Kneaded eraser
- Notebook & pen
2095 Pomfret Rd, Pomfret, VT 05067