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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  1. Painting a portrait: 2 session pose

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 27 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop 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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Life painting: weekend pose

    Life painting: weekend pose

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 8 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy 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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  3. Skin deep: the body as a painted landscape

    Skin deep: the body as a painted landscape

    Course Date: Mon 10 Aug 2020
    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: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  4. Life drawing after work: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a fun creative life drawing class aimed at all those wishing to explore some of many different approaches to drawing the figure, it is a combination of looking at some of the basic principles of drawing as well as looking at what it is one wants from drawing.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

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