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Explore portraiture working from the clothed figure. The course is for students interested in portraiture and in learning the subtle art of drawing and painting people. The aim is to draw and paint portrait, with students working from the model, drawings and photographs.
  • Who is it for?

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

  • What does it 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 I 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 could it lead to?

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

    There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre.
    Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: www.learndirect.co.uk and from the following websites: www.floodlight.co.uk; www.hotcourses.com; www.citylit.ac.uk; www.wmcollege.ac.uk; www.morleycollege.ac.uk

Available Courses

Portrait

Explore portraiture working from the clothed figure. The course is for students interested in portraiture and in learning the subtle art of drawing and painting people. The aim is to draw and paint portrait, with students working from the model, drawings and photographs.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1227
£318 / £111
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1225
£318 / £111
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1226
£318 / £111
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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