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Exhibition Detail
Portfolio Development: Self-Portraits in Line, Tone & Color
215 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

October 29th, 2011 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Self-Portrait, Kacie ChinKacie Chin, Self-Portrait
© Kacie Chin
Self-Portrait, Student of Wendy ShalenStudent of Wendy Shalen, Self-Portrait
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Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 10:00 pm, Sat-Sun: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Art Students League of New York
self-portrait drawing, figurative

Wendy Shalen
Portfolio Development: Self-Portraits in Line, Tone & Color
October 29–30
Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Fee: $250
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 13 students

This class is designed for high school and college students who are developing their portfolios for college or graduate school admission. They may be beginning or experienced artists who want to explore multiple approaches to self-portraiture using linear and tonal techniques in limited and full color. Students may work with black and white charcoal and sanguine conté, reed pen and ink, silverpoint or full color pastel. Thorough explanations of each technique will be given on an individual basis. Each class will begin with a series of quick thumbnails that will vary composition, edges and value, followed by longer studies. Reference to master painters will supplement studio work.

Also included will be an overview of how to organize, choose and mount portfolio pieces, along with basic instruction on how to photograph, edit and copy work for submission via disc or  (Students must bring their own laptop computer.)

Wendy Shalen is a highly acclaimed artist, whose work has been featured in numerous galleries, museums and private collections, including Abbot & Holder, London; Allan Stone Gallery, NY; The Katonah Museum of Art, NY; and The Housatonic Museum of Art, CT. A graduate of Brandeis University (magna cum laude), Wendy Shalen studied at the Art Students League with Daniel Greene, Harvey Dinnerstein and Robert Beverly Hale, and privately with Burton Silverman. Additional information and images can be found on

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