Portraits 2

Course Dates: 11/10/24 - 13/12/24
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
Develop your knowledge of the technical aspects of portraiture further and expore your understanding of what makes a convincing portrait. Undertake practical projects which enable you to develop a personal approach to the subject as the course progresses.
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Portraits 2
  • Course Code: VH302
  • Dates: 11/10/24 - 13/12/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 21:00
  • Taught: Fri, Evening
  • Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street

Course Code: VH302

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Fri, eve, 11 Oct - 13 Dec '24

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Explore portraiture through drawing and painting. Drawing can provide quick and accessible methods to look at
elements like structure, likeness and mark-making. You will also further develop your skills in painting such as colour-mixing and building up a portrait in layers.

What will we cover?

Working from observation of different life models as well as secondary sources, you will develop your understanding and skills in relation to drawing and painting portraits. These include the use of proportion, colour and tone, how to convey structure, volume and expression. Looking at a variety of artist’s work you will also learn how different mark-making techniques can produce lively and expressive drawings and paintings.

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

- Draw and paint the portrait with improved accuracy.
- Use colour and tone to communicate volume and form
- Draw anatomical structure in the human head
- Use a variety of painting and drawing techniques to denote likeness.

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

This course is suitable for students who have progressed from Portraits 1 or those with some previous experience
in drawing and painting the figure.

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

Talks, practical work, demonstrations, individual tutoring, group discussion. There will be optional homework tasks to enable you to get the most from the course.

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

All drawing and painting materials are provided. Advice will be given if you would like to invest in your own brushes and canvas.

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

Portraits 3
Year of the Figure and Portrait
Anatomical life and portrait drawing.

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.