Rania Matar: What Makes a Good Portrait

Starts:
9:00 am on Sunday, September 15, 2013
Ends:
1:00 pm on Sunday, September 15, 2013
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/prc/workshops.htm#matar
Two Sundays: September 15 AND September 22, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm $150 PRC Members | $175 General Public PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston Limited to 8 participants Online registrations will be available soon. Don't miss your chance to learn portraiture from Rania Matar! The first session will focus on looking at what makes a good portrait. The class will look at samples of work by master portrait painters and photographers. The class will discuss composition, lighting, and environmental portraiture vs. close-up portraiture. Most importantly, students will focus on more than the obvious to get past the expected portraits by learning to really see the sitter/model, to observe the subtleties, to notice body language, personal expressions, hand gestures, and learning to grasp those in a unique and personal portrait. Rania also will discuss where to go from this workshop, how to build a portfolio, and how to present your work.