Portraits and Perspectives Art Workshop Set for Genesee Community College's Medina Campus

Is there a better way to slow down from a busy summer than to capture the beauty of the changing seasons? The Medina Campus Center of Genesee Community College invites community members to take a break from the summer hustle and bustle with a new fall art workshop. Drawing Medina: Portraits and Perspectives is a 12 week drawing and painting class focusing on the study of perspectives and human portraits. The class runs September 15 through December 10. The conclusion of the workshop series will feature a display of the completed works at the Medina Campus Center for the public to view.

Taught by local artist and professional illustrator, Diana Martin, the class will lead participants in a study of perspective (one, two, and three point) as well as demonstrate and instruct in the art of portraiture, the visual representation of individual people, distinguished by references to the subject's character, social position, wealth, or profession. Adding color with pastels, watercolor or oil paints will also bring area landscapes and scenes to life. The workshop will take place at the Medina Campus on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM, starting September 15, with no classes the week of Thanksgiving (November 24 and 26). The cost for this workshop is $120 and class size is limited.

“Diana Martin has once again provided our community members with an excellent opportunity to learn and enjoy a new artistic skill,” Charmayne Bloom, Medina Campus Center associate said. “She consistently brings her unmatched talent to the campus center and the Portraits and Perspectives workshop is no exception.”

Diana (Di-Di) Martin is a local artist who has done extensive commissioned artwork, including a series of baseball cards featured in Sports Illustrated. She teaches drawing and painting both privately and through organizations such as the Keenan Arts Center, Genesee Community College and at her studio “The Drawing Room” at 936 Gwinn Street in Medina.

The Medina Campus Center is located at 11470 Maple Ridge Road (31A) in Medina. For more information, or to register for the Portraits and Perspectives workshop, contact Charmayne Bloom, Medina Campus Center Associate, at 585-798-1688.