Painting and Drawing for Multimedia Documentary Portraiture

This class will use traditional and nontraditional drawing and painting techniques, in combination with other media, to create portraits and draw viewers into the subjects’ stories. Students will learn and practice ways to sketch, draw, and paint a likeness. We will also explore process, interview techniques, and ethics. Students will choose a subject and a medium and create a handmade portrait, which they will combine with other documentary media (text, audio, video) to present a cohesive multimedia portrait. (12 hours/All Levels)

Ben Hamburger is an artist and educator from Washington, D.C. Working within the convergence of painting and social engagement, he is driven by art’s potential to unite people and to find meaning in complex situations. He holds a BA in visual arts and an MFA in community arts. He has taught and facilitated art programs in schools, cultural institutions, and in partnership with nonprofit organizations around the United States as well as in Bolivia, Thailand, and India. Hamburger has been the recipient of several grants, residencies, and fellowships, and his work is in private and public collections around the country.

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Center for Documentary Studies
CDS Auditorium
Hamburger 9/11 - 10/16 Tu 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $230.00 View