Studies and practice
The workshop “How to Draw a Face” being offered on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. by Alexander Bocchialini Shundi at Kent’s Arts on the Lake (AotL), will present in practical terms Leonardo DaVinci’s studies of the fundamental proportions of the human face. “As humans,” said Shundi, “we can recognize thousands of faces. Yet, for centuries, artists have codified fundamental proportions. Not only DaVinci, but master artists Vitruvius and Dürer have passed on this information to others.”
In the workshop, Shundi, who teaches Intensive Painting at Arts on the Lake and received his BFA and MFA from Yale University, will present these studies while participants practice the most important aspects of drawing a portrait. Shundi also trained at the Ecole des Beaux Artes in Paris and the Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Brera in Milan. He originated and was Dean of the La Coste-Silvermine School of Art in Provence, France as well as The Arts Work Forum in Millerton, N.Y. In addition to his work at AotL, he shows internationally and exhibits currently at New Art Gallery in Litchfield, Conn.
The workshop will last about two hours and is open to all upon reservation by email to [email protected] or a phone call to 845 -228-2685. All levels of experience, from elementary school students to seniors, are welcome. Public admission is $5. There is no charge for students or members of Arts on the Lake.
Participants will need to bring something to sketch on and something to sketch with. More information on this and all upcoming Arts on the Lake activities is available at the AotL website or 845-228-2685.