RiverArts is proud to present a portrait drawing class with Raphael Sassi. This class is a challenging class for all skill levels. Mr. Sassi will deal with the basic formal components of illusionist or realistic image- making and visual representation while focusing on the portrait. The class will focus on the essential structural anatomy, the fundamentals of achieving a likeness, the various approaches to the array of features and textures involved, the nature of light and form, and how to achieve the best results with a variety of tools, using drawing tools deliberately.
Raphael has returned to the Eastern Shore, where he grew up, after studying in Florence, Italy with the Syracuse University Abroad, receiving a BFA in drawing at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and an MFA from the Graduate School of Figurative Art, New York Academy of Art. He has taught at the Pratt Institute, The School of Visual Arts, The Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Academy Art Museum in Easton. We are indeed fortunate to have him teaching at RiverArts this spring.
Portrait Drawing will be offered in the Classroom Gallery at RiverArts on four consecutive Saturdays in May: 4, 11, 18, and 25. Classes will run from 4 to 7 PM. A fee of $135.00 covers all four sessions. RiverArts members pay $115.00.
Class size is limited to 15, so register today for this exciting opportunity. Go to www.chestertownriverarts.org, download the registration form, and send it, along with your check, to RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown, MD 21620. You can also register by calling 410 778 6300, and giving us your credit card information over the phone, or stop by the gallery and register in person. A materials list will be sent to all students after they register.
For more information about Raphael, and to see samples of his extraordinary work, see the current exhibit at the Massoni Gallery, open March 30 to May 4, 2013, or visit his website at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sassi-Drawing/102595672010.