Portrait Drawing & Painting with Leeanna Chipana
SIX Weeks – Tuesdays March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 10, 17 1-4 pm
$280 M/$310 NM
This course is for beginners through advanced students. Working from the long pose students will be introduced to concepts of structural anatomy of the face and head. Students will review comparative measuring, sight size methods, light and form, and various shading techniques used by artists throughout the 18th and 19th century. The goal of this course is for each student to walk a way with a strong understanding of drawing and painting the portrait not only skillfully and accurately but also with a broader understanding of historical concepts of portraiture. Demonstrations will be provided throughout the course and lectures on portrait drawing and painting methods used throughout the centuries by master artists.
Includes model fee.
Materials list will be provided.
Leeanna Chipana began her art studies at the Stevenson Academy of Fine Arts in Oyster Bay, NY in 2004 where she studied under painter and illustrator Attila Hejja. While working as his personal assistant Leeanna studied figure painting with Mr. Hejja. After Mr. Hejja’s sudden death in the Summer of 2007, Leeanna decided to devote her life to pursuing her own art studies more rigorously and dedicate herself to teaching traditional painting and drawing. She started by attending the New York Art Students League where she studied figure painting for two years with artist Nelson Shanks. She went on to continue her studies under full scholarship with Robert Armetta of the Long Island Academy of Fine Art at the Atelier Armetta program located in Glen Cove, NY. She attended the Water Street Atelier where she was enrolled in a full-time program dedicated to classical drawing and painting under artist Jacob Collins. Her work ranges from landscapes to still-life and portraits from life.
Leeanna continued her training at the Grand Central Atelier in New York in their full-time core program – the Water Street Atelier with Jacob Collins. She was a recipient of the John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Grant, a Hudson River Fellow and was awarded a scholarship to attend the New York Academy of Art. She teaches on Long Island’s North Shore.