Virtual Portrait Drawing

Join resident artist Jena Schieb for a three-part exploration of Portrait Drawing (1/14, 1/21 and 1/28). Learn to construct the human face and form with instruction of anatomy and proportion. Create a specific mood and allude to narrative in each artwork using color and style. There's no need to purchase anything new for this class, pull out underused or forgotten art materials from your home and experiment to learn the best properties of each.  


-Drawing paper and watercolor paper or cardstock 

- Pencil 

- Paper for sketching, practice and art warm-ups 

- Paints (any on hand like watercolor, tempera or acrylic) 

- Coloring tool (any on hand like colored pencils, markers, ballpoint pen or pastels) 

- Masking tape 

- Scissors  

- Water cup and paper towels 

- Paint brush 

- Rubber Eraser 

Instructor Jena Schieb has created programming for children, teens, families and adults at Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts as Director of Studio Arts for six years. She is a teaching artist with a Master's Degree in Education, providing art education for students at every age and level in schools and community and cultural organizations like the Carnegie Museum of Art.  

Virtual Portrait Drawing will be conducted via the free video conferencing software Zoom and a Library staff member will be supervising the session.  The Librarian coordinating the event will email each registrant a Zoom meeting invitation before the start of the program.  Zoom is available as a free desktop (for Windows, MacOS, and Linux Operating systems) and mobile application for Android and Apple iOS devices. Once Zoom is installed, you will be able to join the virtual Library program. 

Registration is required.  By registering for this event you have agreed to comply with the library's patron behavior policy. All non-compliant participants will be immediately and permanently blocked from further participation.  Because the Librarian facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also contact the Library’s Virtual Reference Service for assistance learning Zoom.  You can also join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom. For more in-depth instructions please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting. 

Thursday Jan 14, 2021
3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian    412-531-1912
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