The Portrait & Self-Expression
The art of portraiture dates back to ancient Egypt and continues today in traditional and unconventional forms of representation. During our week together we will explore a variety of approaches to portraiture, depicting the likeness and personality of our subjects while developing technical skills and personal styles. Students will work from direct observation and photo reference, exploring a variety of media in quick studies and more sustained drawings. Instruction will focus on dry media – pencil, charcoal, conte, colored pencil and pastel but students are invited to bring additional materials of their choice. Throughout the week we will look at the work of other artists, have group discussions and one-on-one critiques.
Linda Bond is a former FAWC fellow and is currently a Resident Scholar at Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center and her work is included in the Feminist Art Base at the Brooklyn Museum. Her drawings and installations have been exhibited widely including shows at Kean University, Clark University, Delaware State University, Brandeis University, Simmons College, the Brattleboro Museum, the Cape Cod Art Museum, B’NK’R Munich, Germany, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico and the MFA in Boston.
Linda has received awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, the Chenven Foundation, the Artist Resource Trust, the Foundation for Contemporary Art and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her work was featured in Boston’s ArtScope magazine, Boston Voyager’s Trailblazer series, Rutgers’ Institute for Research on Women spring 2019 publication of Rejoinder and will be included in the forthcoming publications Emergence: the Role of Mindfulness in Creativity, and Loaded: Guns in Contemporary Art. A twenty year retrospective exhibition of Linda’s work at Drexel University, Errors and Omissions, is scheduled for September 2021 and her site-specific installation for the Eastern State Penitentiary historic site in Philadelphia will be installed in May 2021.