Portraiture.

13th Nov – 12th Feb (not 25th Dec or 1st Jan). 12 places available.

Friday PM 2-4

Portraiture is a fascinating and challenging activity. This course is designed to help you hone your accuracy and understanding of the face, and achieve a likeness and expression in our pictures.

The course is suitable for beginners, but would be enjoyed most by those who have some familiarity with drawing.

Structure

Each week I will introduce a new concept, accompanied with an exercise that you can practice in your own time as well as following in the online class. I’ll do a demonstration to show you what the exercise entails, and guide you towards understanding the value it can bring to your own art practice.

This course will take you through various approaches to producing a satisfying portrait. Subjects covered will include:

Anatomy and physiognomy

Lighting

Composition

Rendering fleshtones

The Zorn palette

Materials

You can do the course with only a pencil and office paper, but I would recommend the following:

An A4 or A3 sketchbook (cartridge paper)

A range of at least 3 or 4 pencils, from HB(medium hardness) to 6B(soft).

If you want to push the boat out, some grey paper (sugar paper is fine) and chalk & charcoal will give you a chance to really play

and that’s all!

Subscribing

To join, just click the register button, which will take you to the registration page. Choose your course and a user name and password. You can keep this simple as no sensitive data – such as card or bank details –  is kept on the site.

Your subscription will give you access to the members area, containing the Zoom link, plus lesson videos and source material as it is published. You will also receive emails with links and reminders pertaining to the course.

The weekly online zoom class is on Fridays from 2-4 UK time. Join me in the studio where we can chat face-to-face, share what we’ve been doing, and I can give you useful feedback on how effectively you’ve been following the exercises and the lessons.

Your subscription will give you access to the members area, containing the Zoom link, plus lesson videos and source material as it is published.

Access to the Zoom classes and the weekly videos and worksheets is £50 per month (three instalments maximum). Numbers are limited to 12. You can cancel at any time.

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