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Portrait L1 And L 2

In this course we will work from the model to create portraits imbued with life. We will look at structure and rhythm within the subject and explore various approaches to 'capturing a likeness'. Drawing from examples both ancient and contemporary we will investigate the wide-range of options within portraiture. Suitable for all levels.
  • Who is it for?

    All levels of experience and ability are able to attend. Each term will involve practical exercises designed to offer beginners an array of methods and inspirations. Veteran artists will by challenged by models offering different character, costume and context.

  • What does it cover?

    The course will journey through technical and creative avenues. Students will be guided through steps towards breaking down the difficulties of the human head and body. We will also encourage lines of expression, so that each work has an individuality of both the sitter and the artist.

    Topics covered through the course include: Structure of the Skull; Textures of Figure and Costume; Colour Palettes; Drawing and Painting with Different Materials; Historical Genres of Portraiture.

  • What will it be like?

    The term will alternate between a series of shorter poses, over one lesson, through to poses held over three weeks. Our one week lessons, will allow a series of exercises to develop skills and ideas. Longer poses will allow experimentation with different media.

    You will also be assessed at the end of the course in terms of your personal journey from the start of the course. The tutor will give you verbal feedback about your progress. There will be whole class reviews plus individual reviews.

    Teaching methods: Visual and verbal explanation. Written handouts with illustrations. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions.
    Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities and direct tutor input.

    How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
    Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    For drawing: Pencils, charcoal, eraser, sharpener, paper (available for purchase at the centre), masking tape or clips.
    Painting materials: A selection of colours, brushes, palette, canvas or board, rags, jars, Eco-friendly thinners if using oil paints (e.g. Zest-it). Please note students are not allowed to dispose of any thinners at the centre.

  • What could it lead to?

    This course will prepare students for further courses in both drawing and painting.

    There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre.

Available Courses

Portrait L1 And L 2

In this course we will work from the model to create portraits imbued with life. We will look at structure and rhythm within the subject and explore various approaches to 'capturing a likeness'. Drawing from examples both ancient and contemporary we will investigate the wide-range of options within portraiture. Suitable for all levels.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1233
£328 / £115
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1231
£328 / £115
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1232
£328 / £115
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Life Drawing - Short and Long Poses

A mixed level life drawing course using short and long poses, focusing on line, light, colour and composition. Explore the numerous differing influences from ancient far eastern to western mainstream.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1215CS
£291 / £102
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1213CS
£314 / £110
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1214CS
£314 / £110
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Life Drawing And Painting: Long Poses

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1218CS
£291 / £102
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1216CS
£314 / £110
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1217CS
£314 / £110
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Drawing: Absolute Beginners

Learn the basics of drawing using various media, building your skills and confidence, in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

22 April 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1206
£240 / £84
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1204
£261 / £91
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 25 March 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1205
£261 / £91
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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For more information contact arts@marywardcentre.ac.uk at admin@marywardcentre.ac.uk

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