LIFE DRAWING / PORTRAIT PAINTING COURSE



We hold Life Drawing/Portrait Painting classes every Saturday afternoon, in which we will explore different aspects of drawing and painting the human figure. Through understanding the human anatomy (e.g. muscle structure, and studies from skeletons), students will develop their skills in portraiture, hands, feet, movement, etc. We will explore the human figure using various mediums such as graphite, charcoal,  pastels, ink, oil paint, watercolour, acrylic paint, or mixed media. We invite both male and female professional life drawing models of all ages and ethnicities. There will be varying pose times and depending on the theme of the day, the model will either be nude or clothed. The same model will pose for four consecutive Saturdays to allow the students to develop and complete their art work.

Suitability

The course is open to students of all abilities who wish to excel in their life-drawing and portrait painting abilities. It will be particularly useful for students who wish to create an outstanding portfolio for applying to an art college. It is also essential for anyone wishing to pursue an art career.

What You Will Achieve Upon Completing the Course

Students will explore the beauty of the human figure, develop good observation skills, perfect the techniques for portraiture, and learn how to express their inner artist. You will become highly proficient in drawing/painting the human figure with various mediums and in recording different poses in a relatively short time periods. In particular, you will understand how to portray anatomy accurately, to develop your use of light and tone, and to construct a space through the use of settings and backgrounds. By the end of the course, you will have produced several high quality drawings/paintings to add to your art collection!

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Advantages

  • No fixed starting date or timetable, you can book any available lesson(s) when it suits you.
  • You can choose from a wide range of packages with different quantities of lessons to fit with the type of commitment you want to put into your artistic development.
  • You can book in for both drawing and painting classes using the same pre-paid lessons. Hence, you can split them across different lessons. You can also use the pre-paid lessons to book special workshops including the mixed-media and en plein air.
  • Only 10 students are allowed per session, this means our teacher can provide individual and targeted advice.
  • The classes are taught keeping your personal development in mind. Hence, subjects matter and techniques are tailored to your level and individual experience.
  • We can teach you how to handle every medium including oil, acrylic, and watercolour.
  • Figurative or abstract, we'll help you to discover your individual artistic style.
  • You can share your pre-paid art lessons with family and friends so that you can bring someone along without having to pay for extra new packages of lessons.


STUDENTS WORK


 

Title: Self portrait
Medium: Pastel on paper
Student’s Name: Alice Bird
Size: 40 cm x 29cm
Year: 03/01/2015
Title: Nude
Medium: Pencil on paper
Student’s Name: Francesco Sciaraffia
Year: 09/10/2014

Title: Portrait painting
Medium: Oil on canvas
Student’s Name: Fiona
Year: 01/12/2012
Title: Still life drawing – Nude
Medium: Pencil on paper
Student’s Name: Helen Shih
Year: 19/01/2014
Title: portrait drawing
Medium: Pastel on paper
Student’s Name: Polina Obolenskaya
Year: 15/12/2012
Title: Portrait
Medium: Pencil on paper
Student’s Name: Mohammed Suqlain
Year: 15/12/2013
Title: Portrait painting
Medium: Oil on canvas
Student’s Name: Dianna Rice
Year: 15/01/2013