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Hotel and travel information will be provided after registration or drop us an email if you have specific questions. Attendants usually stay in one hotel and there will be a transfer (10 minutes) to my art studio and back. The classes are held in basic English and German depending on the attendants.
Every workshop is attended by a broad mix of people from all over the world. So far we had drawing enthusiasts from almost 40 different countries. Since 2010 class places have been Germany, Canada, Spain, USA and Austria. The classes in Germany are held in my studio in Warmsen.
All attendants are invited to join our drawing group on Facebook.
Plans for classes in the USA had to be cancelled due to uneeded complication in work permit application. As for the time being classes will be only held in Germany until further notice.
Hyperrealism in Portrait Drawing
The aim of this 5 day drawing workshop is to give the participants a sound understanding of how to create lifelike and hyperrealistic portraits, from basic methods to advanced drawing techniques and theory to add depth, volume, atmosphere and life to portrait drawings. Techniques on how to render realistic hair and how to create complex textures like skin with a layering approach, tonal value relationship, drawing details and working with different kinds of contrast to achieve a balanced visual interest in drawing are on the agenda. Many more aspects will be covered. Dirk will demo every single step to a hyperealistic portrait drawing, will answer all questions and also will discuss studio practices. While working from photographs during the workshop the gained skills and knowledge can and should be used for life drawing and painting experiences as well.
Tuition/Price: € 690.00
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After registration you will receive a registration/confirmation email with further infos, material list and payment details. Payment options are bank transfer and Paypal. Your registration will not be confirmed until receiving the payment. The maximum number of participants is 12. To allow riskfree booking especially for international participants there is no minimum number of students per workshop. Attendants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Classes in Germany will be held in German and English language for non-german speaking students.
Cancellations by the participant made in writing three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of the event are subject to a € 50,00 cancellation fee. No tuition refunds will be given for any cancellation requests received after the cancellation deadline but a substitution date for a future workshop can be arranged. A full tuition refund will be issued if the event is cancelled. Please feel free to write an email should you have any question.