INSTRUCTOR Megan deck
Megan Dyck is an artist and educator living and working in Calgary, AB. Originally from Lethbridge, Alberta, she received her MFA from the University of Victoria and holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design. Engaging a range of media, Dyck’s figurative works investigate the poetics of prosaic everyday activities: drawing upon the subconscious perceptual lens of daydreaming, themes of magical realism, and notions of the uncanny.
In addition to her studio practice, Megan teaches drawing, painting, colour theory, and design courses at the Alberta University of the Arts and the University of Calgary.
FUTURE DATES TBD
11 a.m. - 4PM | AGES 17+
COLOR THEORY + PENCIL CRAYON PORTRAITS
In this introductory workshop, create luminous coloured pencil portraits by learning how to capture the complex and nuanced coloration of human skin. Working from photos of a diverse range of faces, we will practice acute colour perception through the act of isolating the undertones and mass tones which can be perceived in human skin.
By applying layering techniques, we will gain an appreciation for coloured pencil as a medium that is wonderful for producing robust and realistic translations of those whose face's we wish to draw. We will also become familiar with basic color vocabulary, and the relevance of complementary color relationships in producing dynamic naturalistic renderings of the face.