Drawing & Painting: Life & Portraiture Courses in London
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.
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Course Date: Sat 2 May 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis life drawing and painting course is suitable for intermediate to advanced students wishing to draw and paint from the life model. You will be able to work on your own self-directed projects with the guidance of our expert tutor.Full fee: £229.00Senior fee: £229.00Concession: £140.00
Course Date: Sat 2 May 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLooking at contemporary portraits for inspiration, you will use a variety of exciting approaches including painting, collage and exploring the relationship between the artist and the sitter. Come with an open mind to enjoy experimentation and a range of ideas in creating compelling images of the human head and form.Full fee: £249.00Senior fee: £249.00Concession: £152.00
Course Date: Tue 5 May 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDevelop your existing skills in drawing and painting portraits using traditional methods of observation, composition and mark making. Working from a variety of professional portrait models you will tackle more complex projects to capture likeness, character and to develop your own personal style. For intermediate and advanced students.Full fee: £349.00Senior fee: £279.00Concession: £213.00
Course Date: Sat 16 May 2020 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetPainting the nude figure has intrigued and challenged artists throughout the centuries. In this life painting course you will work with experienced life models and be taught following specially structured exercises to improve your skills in this fascinating and rewarding genre.Full fee: £299.00Senior fee: £299.00Concession: £182.00
Course Date: Sun 17 May 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore 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: £249.00Senior fee: £249.00Concession: £249.00
Course Date: Wed 10 Jun 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetA comprehensive course to build skills, vision and flair in drawing the human form. Use traditional and experimental approaches and a range of media, including charcoal and pastel.Full fee: £349.00Senior fee: £279.00Concession: £213.00
Course Date: Fri 26 Jun 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDiscover the extraordinary construction of the human body. Working with a life model to demonstrate the structures and the movements of muscles and bones. Anatomy is often key to understanding and depicting the body. For those with some drawing experience.Full fee: £249.00Senior fee: £199.00Concession: £152.00
Course Date: Tue 7 Jul 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetMaking portraits continues to fascinate artists, trying to capture appearance and personality in a single image. This course offers a solid introduction to drawing the human head and some aspects of the figure in a variety of media with the aim of getting a 'likeness'.Full fee: £399.00Senior fee: £319.00Concession: £243.00
Course Date: Sat 25 Jul 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore and develop a personal response to life painting using a variety of approaches. Explore mark-making, rich colour, thick paint, thin paint, dramatic contrast, anything one feel expresses a personal response to the model. This is a single pose, so students have the opportunity to either work on several paintings over the period or one sustained pose. You can use either oil or acrylic paint.Full fee: £149.00Senior fee: £149.00Concession: £149.00
Course Date: Mon 27 Jul 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn or develop skills and approaches for painting the nude figure. Including use of tone and colour selection, composition and paint handling to develop solidity, atmosphere and expression. Some experience of drawing is recommended.Full fee: £229.00Senior fee: £229.00Concession: £140.00
Course Date: Mon 27 Jul 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDevelop a portrait from the life: a structured course to build skills towards making a convincing portrait where the model keeps the same pose over 2 sessions to enable a sustained piece of work.Full fee: £129.00Senior fee: £129.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Sat 8 Aug 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetEnjoy spending two Sundays painting the human form from a single pose. Working in layers of tone and subtle colour, you'll create a richly resolved and expressive life painting.Full fee: £149.00Senior fee: £149.00Concession: £149.00
Course Date: Mon 10 Aug 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore 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: £249.00Senior fee: £249.00Concession: £249.00
Course Date: Mon 28 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe human form is an endlessly fascinating subject. Enjoy an intensive, three-term practical course exploring various aspects of drawing and painting the Figure and Portrait. You'll develop confidence in practical skills, informed and inspired by stimulating historical and contemporary artist contexts for this genre.
This course requires an application prior to enrolment. Please click 'start assessement' to begin your application.Full fee: £1,799.00Senior fee: £1,439.00Concession: £1,097.00
Course Date: Fri 16 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe human form offers inexhaustible potential for communication and expression of ideas; an exciting advanced course for those with experience of working with the figure and/or portrait who would like the challenge of exploring new perspectives on the figurative tradition in drawing, painting and mixed media.
This course requires an application prior to enrolment. Please click 'start assessment' to begin an application.Full fee: £1,699.00Senior fee: £1,359.00Concession: £1,036.00
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