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Depicting what is perhaps most familiar to us - the human face - has challenged artists for centuries. Focusing on the head, this course will offer students the chance to make sustained portrait paintings over 4 weeks. Emphasis will be placed on the structure and proportions of the head, colour mixing and painting techniques.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to all levels from beginners who may be completely new to drawing and painting or anyone who would like to improve their observational drawing and painting skills. You don’t need any previous experience as full instruction is given.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities as the room is wheelchair accessible and a support worker or carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.

What will you learn on this course?

Students will focus on the structure and proportions of the head, colour mixing and paint techniques and application.

Do you need to bring anything?

The drawing and painting studio is equipped with easels and drawing boards. Paper is provided that can be used during the lesson, and some basic art materials that may be borrowed on the day, such as pencils, erasers, sharpeners, brushes and paint.

You may wish to bring additional art materials to work with.

Are there any additional costs?

Basic materials will be provided as above, students are welcome to bring their own materials and equipment.

Who teaches this course?

Louise Blakeway