Portrait painting in a day

Course Dates: 31/03/23
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Paint a portrait from life in a day. Learn quick painting methods, how to construct a painting and how to render skin tones and light and shade to make a convincing likeness.
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Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00

Course Code: VM910

Fri, day, 31 Mar - 31 Mar '23

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This intensive day course is designed for those who would like to try out painting a portrait, which may lead to a greater interest in this fascinating genre.

What will we cover?

The course focuses on the use of paint and covers: how to use an easel, how to lay out your palette, how to colour mix, brushwork and structure.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Use basic structure to compose a portrait from life
Use tonal contrasts for volume and form
Lay out and make use of a limited palette
Make use of basic colour mixing for skin tones.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is intended for beginners and for those with some drawing experience who would like to try a portrait.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Tutor will give presentations, practical demonstrations, group discussion and individual support.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All basic materials included.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Painting Portraits: 2 session pose
Saturday Portraiture Studio
Portraits 1 and 2.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.