Portrait Painting

Working directly from the model with guidance and support from an experienced painter, you will develop your portrait painting techniques. You will learn to understand the structure and anatomy of the skull and through an initial day dedicated to drawing, begin to observe shape, form, light and contrast...

Taught by: Atul Vohora.

Description

Working directly from the model with guidance and support from an experienced painter, you will develop your portrait painting techniques. You will learn to understand the structure and anatomy of the skull and through an initial day dedicated to drawing, begin to observe shape, form, light and contrast. These ideas will then be carried into a sustained painting, which you will create over the remaining days. Informative lectures will compliment your studio work, where you will look at specific examples of paintings, relating to the topics covered in the practical sessions. You will explore a range of painting aspects including observational drawing, composition, choosing a palette, colour mixing and colour relationships, proportion, making light and form with colour, mark and touch.

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course, you will have developed a greater knowledge of oil painting materials and techniques and gained confidence in your painting techniques to use in your future practice.

Who Should Attend 
This course is suitable for students with previous experience in painting who wish to develop painting skills further as well as beginners looking for guidance on painting a head.

Level
All Levels Welcome


Tutor information

Atul Vohora is a painter who lives and works in London. He is deeply committed to Drawing and his paintings, both joyful and questioning, demonstrate a deep and passionate understating of image making. He teaches alongside his practice and his work is held in collections nationally and internationally. He has written for the Guardian and the observer and his book on painting was published in 2012:

http://www.crowood.com/details.asp?isbn=9781847973573



Materials

Please bring the following items with you on the first day:

  • Drawing materials (pencils, charcoal, erasers, masking tape, clips etc...)
  • A sketch book (A3 or A4)
  • Painting equipment –as a guide we recommend the following if working in oils:-37ml oil paint tubes including: -Titanium White,Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow and Cadmium Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Red , Alizarin Crimson, ,Dioxine Violet, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue Viridian Green
  • A selection of hog hair brushes
  • 2 jam jars with lids
  • A small bottle of solvent: e.g. zest it or sansodor (please be advised we do not allow the use of turpentine)
  • Small canvases or canvas boards.
  • A palette
  • A palette knife-Rags to clean your brushes with

Please note that most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.

 

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
17/02/2018 - 10/03/2018Saturdays10:00 - 16:004 Days£545Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
16/07/2018 - 19/07/2018Saturdays10:00 - 16:004 Days£545Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket