The Portrait Sketch in Three Colors (Trois Crayons) – Onsite Class

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DateMarch 20, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Time09:30 am - 03:30 pm

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

Member's Price $115

Non-Member's Price $138



Event details

One-day intensive focused on the classical method of using three tones: red, black and white to create the illusion of form and atmosphere through tone. A favored method of Renaissance and Venetian artists, this approach to drawing using three colors (“trioscouleurs”) is an important historical aspect of 19th century and modern atelier practice.

Topics covered include: Simple envelope, block-in and shadow shape mapping, model of light and value structure applied to four values of paper (ground), pencils and chalk.

*Model Fee Included

Supply List:

  • Toned* Paper Canson or Fabriano Artistico Cold or Hot Press
  • Prismacolor Brown or Terra Cotta pencil
  • Prismacolor Black or ebony or 2B graphite drawing pencil
  • Mechanical pencil eraser
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Generals White Charcoal Pencil
  • (Optional) Walnut or Raw Umber Ink *Student may tone his or her own paper using
    walnut or umber ink or buy pre-toned paper of medium value gray or tan.
  • (Optional) Mahl Stick

Please note: this class is hosted onsite in our classroom. If you are joining us for onsite programming, we ask that you adhere to signage and procedures posted on our campus. Face masks are required at all times and you are advised to keep 6 feet (2 meters) between you and others. Class size is limited to 10 students and 1 instructor so register today to ensure your spot to create with us!


Carol Broman