portrait workshop instructed by janet mego

Unlock the mysteries of portraiture! Create a good likeness from a photograph and bring it to life in pencil or paint. Explore line, control shape and texture, manipulate lights and darks to the appropriate values as you watch your subject come alive on the page. Work alongside other artists and receive individualized instruction by Janet Mego.

Needed Supplies:

- Good drawing pencils

-Sketch pad or paper suitable for desired surface

-Gum eraser

-Paint, watercolors or acrylics

-Brushes

-Pallet as desired

-A good black and white or color photograph, printed on thin paper, like copy paper. Subject’s head, from chin to top, should be between 3”-6”.

 

This class has a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 12. If the class does not meet the minimum, participants will be refunded. Tickets are non-refundable once the registration deadline ends.

Please email Mary Bell, Program Manager, at mbell@kentuck.org with any questions. 

For more COVID updates and precautions on Kentuck's campus, please click follow this link.

details:

Dates: September 24-25, 2022

Times: 9 AM-12 PM  both days

Location: Kentuck Art Center's Georgine Clarke Building classroom

Tuition: $75; Students supply materials

Supplies Needed: 

- Good drawing pencils

-Sketch pad or paper suitable for desired surface

-Gum eraser

-Paint, watercolors or acrylics

-Brushes

-Pallet as desired

-A good black and white or color photograph, printed on thin paper, like copy paper. Subject’s head, from chin to top, should be between 3”-6”.

Portrait Workshop with Janet Mego Cover Photo.jpg
ASCAlogoHR no background - Copy.png

This workshop is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Janet Mego Watercolor Example (3).jpg

Meet the Instructor

Janet Mego

I have been compelled to draw, paint, and sculpt since I was six years old. From the first grade upward, after earning first place in a juried show in the first grade, and later receiving recognition for my early artistic endeavors in Baltimore, Maryland, I then earned a BFA in Art at the University of Alabama. Much of what I do has been influence by the fine art of “learning to see”, implemented masterfully by those professors essential in taking me far beyond the face value of that degree. I’m graced in this regard by having studied with Professors Alvin Sella, Richard Zoellner, and Arthur Oakes.

After graduation, I began working with watercolor portraiture and continued to exhibit pieces in galleries and patron’s homes in several counties throughout Alabama. Placing in juried shows and exhibitions concomitant with my tenure as Artist in Residence for the Sumter County Fine Arts Council in the 1980s, and as adjunct art instructor for Livingston University (now the University of West Alabama), I continued to explore the intricacies of the human face and its expression of emotion. Concomitantly, I felt a spiritual awareness of the beauty of nature creep from my soul into the watercolors that had become my favorite medium. Later, I rediscovered and applied the acrylic paints I’d used in college to canvas and to a more abstracted interpretation of trees, of water, of sky, and of terrain.