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Painting the Portrait

Painting The Portrait course allows those with some drawing and painting experience to develop their painting skills through the discipline of portraiture. You will be guided through a series of painting exercises exploring different techniques, paint handling and colour palettes, with both water and oil-based mediums, developing good practice along the way. There will be a portrait model each week.

What will the course cover and how will it be taught?
Working directly from a portrait model you will be introduced to both water and oil-based paint, with time given to develop those skills as the course progresses. Learning and teaching styles will include tutor demonstration, practical tasks, group discussion and looking at examples of artists’ work.

Through a series of observational drawing tasks, you will learn to:

Appreciate basic measuring techniques in relation to portraiture.
Mix colour and tone with purpose and meaning.
Understand and represent tone and structure of the human form.
Develop mark-making with both water and oil-based painting mediums.
Appreciate the works of other artists in relation to portraiture.
By the end of the course, you will be capable of:

Using some basic measuring techniques in relation to portraiture.
Mixing colour and tone with purpose and meaning.
Representing basic form, structure and colour of the human head.
Using a variety of mark-making within the painting.
Appreciating a wider range of artists’ portraits.
Important Information
Please note there is no class during the week beginning 14 February.
Painting the Portrait | Fri 21 Jan to Fri 1 April | 1- 3pm | £150 (10 weeks)| 16+ | Tutor Catherine MacDiarmid | Studio 3
Brewery Arts 122a Highgate Kendal Cumbria LA9 4HE
Fri 21 Jan to Fri 18 March
Contact telephone: 01539725133 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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