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Portrait Painting Short Course

Course description

Join Portrait Painting and work directly from a model developing your portrait painting techniques. You will also develop a greater knowledge of oil painting materials and techniques in relation to portrait painting.

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 in relation to the head. 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 portrait 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 in relation to portrait painting 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

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.

Experience life on campus

  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.

Booking:

Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.

Details

Topics covered

  • History
  • Anatomy
  • Observational drawing
  • Eyes, mouth, nose, ears
  • Backgrounds
  • Colour mixing
  • Proportions
  • Light
  • Expressions
  • Poses

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
  • Small canvases or canvas boards.
  • A palette
  • A palette knife-Rags to clean your brushes with

Please note that studio safe solvent and medium is provided by the college. Students are advised not to bring their own products for health and safety purposes.

Meet the Tutor:

Join Portrait Painting and work directly from a model developing your portrait painting techniques. You will also develop a greater knowledge of oil painting materials and techniques in relation to portrait painting.

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