Saturday portraiture studio

Course Dates: 30/09/23 - 21/10/23
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
An opportunity to paint and draw from the live model under the guidance of an experienced tutor in portraiture. Helpful technical aspects will be explored and as the course progresses also ideas in portraiture, for example, how we convey atmosphere and tell a story in a portrait.
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Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £201.00

Course Code: VM900

Sat, day, 30 Sep - 21 Oct '23

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

A chance to work from a choice of 2 professional portrait models, working from a variety of medium to longer poses, with one to one expert tuition throughout.

What will we cover?

- Drawing and painting a head from common and unusual viewpoints
- Drawing and painting portraits in line and tone
- Colour mixing in paint
- Dealing with common mistakes in portraiture
- Lighting of the studio and correct viewpoint.

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

- Improve portrait proportions in drawing
- Improve composition
- Improved colour mixing in paint for portraits
- Understanding of ways of lighting a portrait
- Understand how to use a correct viewpoint when working.

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

This is a mixed ability class. Having completed a general drawing classes before this class would be beneficial or already having some basic observational drawing and or painting skills would be an advantage.

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

- One to one tuition
- Some group work
- Slide shows
- Demonstration
- There will be optional homework.

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

All materials are provided.

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

Portraits 1 and 2
VH753 City Lit Year of the Figure and Portrait
VH892 Anatomical life and Portrait drawing studio
VM910 Contemporary portraiture studio: all levels.

Luke Jones

Luke Jones is a practising artist working in both 2D and 3D, he studied at Chelsea school of art and Norwich School of art (currently called NUA) He has always been fascinated by observational art both in 2D, drawing and painting mostly in oil paint and in sculpture, mostly working with clay modelling and simple casting processes Portraits and figures are the central subjects to most of my current output I’ve undertaken portrait commissions both in paintings and sculptures and I have also worked with theatre making sculptures for a stage play

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.