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The Minimalistic Portrait Workshop
Mon, 24 Oct 2016, 19:30 – Wed, 26 Oct 2016, 21:30 CEST
with Omar Jarmillo
October 24, 25 & 27
7:30pm - 9:30pm
A workshop with pen and watercolor
The combination of pen and watercolor allows you to create expressive portraits with a minimum amount of line and color. Done in a clever way they fill the gaps of each other and potentiate the result.
We will learn in this workshops to keep the bare essentials of the line and to use washes of color to create points of attention, movement or mood. The course will introduce you the possibilities of watercolors. We will have the opportunity to draw a live model.
This technic is quite useful for drawing on site, and when you don't have much time.
The minimalistic portrait is a workshop for beginners and advances sketchers.
Students need to bring:
- Watercolor set. (be sure to have cerulean blue)
- At least 2 watercolor brushes (round brushes)
- Faber Castell Pitt pen (sepia S)
- A cloth to clean the Brushes, a cup for water
We will provide paper and fountain pens.
Taught by Omar Jaramillo:
Omar was born in 1971 in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
He completed his architecture studies between Ecuador and Germany. His work as a landscape architect brought him to spend long periods in Italy, the Emirates and Oman. During his travels, he kept track of the journey through drawing and watercolor. In 2009 he became a correspondent member of the 'Urban Sketchers'.
In 2012 he was invited for a two month Artist-in-Residence project at the Opera House in Hannover, documenting the making of a ballet performance with his sketches. The project ended with an exhibition at the Opera House. Invitations to teach workshops in Barcelona , Tanzania and Malaga followed.
His work has been exhibited in Ecuador, Italy, USA, UAE, Canada and Germany. His drawings have been published by books, newspapers and magazines around the world.
Omar currently lives and works in Berlin. He is a founder and manager of the Urban Sketchers Germany chapter.
Full refund of payment for a class will be given for cancellations only if the spot can be filled by another student. Please be considerate. We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances or if minimum attendance numbers are not met. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given.