Drawing and painting: life and portraiture

From beginners drawing to portrait painting, browse our large range of courses in drawing and painting from life. Part-time courses available afternoons, evenings and weekends, from beginner to advanced level. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
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  1. City Lit year of the figure and portrait

    Course Date: Mon 9 Oct 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy an intensive, three-term practical course exploring various aspects of working with the portrait and figure. We will visit exhibitions and build up your knowledge of historical and contemporary practices in this genre.

    To apply please send a short statement saying why you would like to do the course plus six images of your artwork to alison.harper@citylit.ac.uk. Please contact us on 020 7492 2700 if you need further advice.

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    Full fee: £1,699.00
    Senior fee: £1,359.00
    Concession: £1,036.00

  2. Drawing and painting from life: extended study

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop two ambitious and expressive life paintings from two sustained, contrasting, poses. Starting with drawing in line and tone, and continuing research  through subtle colour exercises, you will have the chance to develop  fully resolved images of the human form  in charcoal, oils or acrylic.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00

  3. Experimental approaches to portraiture

    Course Date: Fri 2 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a variety of experimental methods, materials and approaches to drawing portraits. Develop a personal response to the sitter by using mark, surface, texture and gesture to convey emotion and meaning. For intermediate learners.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Expressionist life painting

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore paint surfaces and textures as you paint directly from a life model. Having multiple weeks to rework compositions, discover strategies to express energy and retain interest in the experience of sustained observation.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  5. Introduction to life drawing

    Course Date: Tue 30 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your confidence and practical skills in drawing the figure from observation. Study a variety of formal and expressive drawing approaches to increase your skills in rendering the proportions and structure of the human figure.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  6. Life drawing

    Course Date: Thu 4 May 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Draw from the nude model with structured teaching. Explore a range of materials and approaches to this fascinating genre, learning about proportion, tone, line, scale and mark-making with reference to other artists. For all levels.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  7. Life drawing: develop experimental approaches

    Course Date: Sun 7 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of media and imaginative/dynamic approaches to drawing the figure to aid observational drawing, inspire your interest in the subject or access new and innovative ways of approaching your drawing.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  8. Portraits 1

    Course Date: Fri 5 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about drawing and painting portraits through practical experience of the basic skills and concepts involved, including structure and proportion of the head and features, tone, colour, pose and expression. This course is ideal for both beginners and improvers.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  9. Portraits 2

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Further develop your knowledge of the technical aspects of portraiture and your understanding of the relationship between artist and sitter. Undertake practical projects which enable you to develop a personal approach in the latter stages of the course. Basic materials provided.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  10. Skin deep: the body as a painted landscape

    Course Date: Sun 21 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the human body as an expressive form with a focus on the subtle and shifting colours within the skin. Use blending and layering techniques in both oil and acrylic paint.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Start drawing portraits

    Course Date: Fri 5 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Making portraits continues to fascinate artists, trying to capture appearance and personality in a single image. This course offers a solid introduction to drawing and the human head and some aspects of the figure in a variety of media with the aim of getting a 'likeness'.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

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