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Portrait

Explore portraiture working from the clothed figure.

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Who is this course for

The course is for students interested in portraiture and in learning the subtle art of drawing and painting people.

What does this course cover

The aim is to draw and paint portraits. Students work from the model drawings and photographs. The first few weeks of term students will draw from the model using dry and wet materials (pencil, charcoal, pastel, ink and pen, watercolour etc).

The first few weeks we will draw using suitable materials. You can also develop an understanding of the different moods of people and how to portray them. Students will be encouraged to develop their own response to each model with direction and feedback from the tutor. We will also be looking at work made by other artists past and present.

Students may work in the materials of their choice. The majority of poses are for a number of weeks making painting a definite possibility.

By the end of the course you will be to:
1. Observe the model, analysing ways of perception and expression.

2. Draw from the model using tone and line drawing

3. Mix colour accurately from observation

4. Understand the internal structure and composition of a painting

5. Have an overview of other portraits from the past and present

6. Know how to make proportions relate by using simple measuring techniques

What will it be like

A three or four week pose of the model is set for the students to paint and draw. Also some very quick poses are sometimes used to keep the model and student stimulated and open to capturing changes of expression and mood.

The students draw and paint the model from easels or donkeys (wooden chairs), the tutor discusses the progress of the piece with students individually; group and individual tuition and sometimes group discussions take place during and after the morning's work.

Reference to portraits made by various artists will be made where relevant.
By the tutor during the term and on a weekly basis. Students also assess their own progress once or twice during the course.

What else do you need to buy or do

Anything up to £5 for drawing materials; painting materials £20 to £50 for oils/acrylics/gouache.
The aim is to draw and paint portraits. Students work from the model drawings and photographs. The first few weeks of term students will draw from the model using dry and wet materials (pencil, charcoal, pastel, ink and pen, watercolour etc).

The first few weeks we will draw using suitable materials. You can also develop an understanding of the different moods of people and how to portray them. Students will be encouraged to develop their own response to each model with direction and feedback from the tutor. We will also be looking at work made by other artists past and present.

Students may work in the materials of their choice. The majority of poses are for a number of weeks making painting a definite possibility.

What this course could lead to

Paint portraits/draw portraits Develop skills through other courses at The Mary Ward Centre and elsewhere including Access into Art and Pre-foundation art course. Advice will be given.

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Concessions:

This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

Got a Question about this Course?

Contact Jackie Wamatha, the course administrator.

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