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November 30, 2023 6:00–8:00 pm
Duke Arts Annex
Painting

Portrait Painting

Taught by Hyewon Grigoni

About the Workshop

Portrait painting has probably been around as long as people have been around. In this workshop we’ll continue the tradition and create our own (self, other, abstract, etc.) portrait of choice. Beginners welcome. We’ll cover the basics of portrait painting and attend to composition, color, and line choices. This is a very short time to complete a portrait, so please be prepared to leave with a Work in Progress or rough painting. The point will be to have fun, learn a few things, and celebrate the unique face you create.

About the Instructor

Hyewon Grigoni has engaged in a variety of creative practices since childhood. Her work and writing have appeared in art shows, in print, and on air for public radio. She has taught art and art appreciation at the K-12 level, and her favorite discipline to teach for both kids and adults is Drawing 101 – aka the Art of Observing. Lately she focuses on daily sketching, portrait painting, and beginning carpentry.

Hyewon believes that art, like good writing or good religion, can comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Her work aims to achieve a little of both in equal measure.

She hopes attendees of DukeCreate workshops will enjoy a laid back, supportive environment to get away from their day and make stuff.

www.hyewongrigoni.com

About the Location

Image of outside of Arts Annex with painted sculptures.

This workshop will meet in the Duke Arts Annex: get directions.

Address: 404 Gattis St, Durham, NC 27701

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email DukeCreate@duke.edu if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).