Anatomy of a Portrait: Smile, Smirk, Sneer, Surprise, Shock, Sorrow
8:45 am–12:30 pm
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Go beyond likeness— capture character, express emotion! Study the skull for form, the features for likeness, and the muscles for facial expression. Work from the model in the medium of your choice in a series of short and long poses. Capture fleeting expressions and psychological insights.
Sherry Camhy’s work is in the collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art, The Israel Museum, the Telfair Museum, and the New York Public Library. Her work has been on exhibit at the Katonah Museum of Art, the Parrish Museum, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Sherry French Gallery, and the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, among others. She is the author of Art of the Pencil, and her work has been reviewed in ARTnews, American Artist, Drawing, and Fine Art Connoisseur magazines. She studied anatomy at the League with Robert Beverly Hale and dissecting at New York University Medical School. She received a Masters in Art Education from Columbia Teachers College. Sherry Camhy has taught at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, the School of Visual Arts, and the New York Academy of Art. She currently gives private workshops in her studio in West Chelsea. For more information, please visit www.sherrycamhy.com.