Jordan Xu- 2 Day Workshop October 20 & 21, 2018
Just added!! 2 Days with Jordan XU!! October 20th & 21st!
Fantastic portrait artist and instructor, Jordan Xu, is returning to Atelier Garage to share and teach in October! Back by Popular Demand- Jordan will demo from start to finish with special emphasis on the portrait, getting a likeness, color theory, and composition-- Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere of serious creativity with likeminded artists and friends!
Weekend Workshop with Jordan Xu~
October 20 & 21, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Portrait Painting from a Model
You will be starting a portrait painting from the beginning. With Jordan's guidance and demos you will study and apply the various stages of painting a portrait, including; blocking in, composition, and color theory.
Group and individual help on various aspects of portrait painting such as likeness, color, complexion, hair, clothing, background and everything else in your composition. This an opportunity for you to get guidance on issues you've always had when painting from life, or photos.
In this workshop, you will be exposed to the different approaches to starting a portrait or figure painting and the theories behind them. Step-by-step instructions will take you through the entire process of a painting. Short demos will be given by the instructor to show how to apply these concepts and techniques.
About the Artist-
Jordan began studying portrait painting at the Art League School in the historic Alexandria, Virginia, under the tutelage of Washingtonian artist Kurt Schwarz and later Danni Dawson. Over the years, Jordan has developed a style that combines classical realism with intensely vibrant colors and broad, casual brushwork.
Portraiture remains one of Jordan’s primary focuses as he searches relentlessly for more ways to capture the stories and emotions behind the faces. The subjects in his portraits often present the image of people in our everyday life as well as various cultures around the world. One of the most important aspects of his portrait and figure work is that he tries to describe the subjects in their “natural habitat”, where they are placed in their favorite environment or performing their favorite activity.
Jordan now lives in Lovettsville, Virginia as a freelance artist.