This course will cover the main elements involved in portrait drawing and painting, sketching from observation, basic anatomy and proportions, mixing skin tones. All abilities are welcome from complete beginners to those looking for tips on how to improve their portrait paintings. The lessons will involve demonstrations you can paint along to as well as experimental colour, technique and anatomy studies. You will be able to work from photographs, or use a mirror for self-portraits. At the end of each session there will be some limited time for one-to-one feedback to be given.
Mixed ability; suitable for both beginners and those with more experience.
The course will start by focusing on drawing and then students will have the option to move onto using the colour media of their choice (lessons can be adapted for those with limited resources). This can be discussed with the tutor. The course will include demonstrations and individual guidance with lots of practical exercises.
Lessons will be held on zoom and information on how to log on will be given when you book. You can use a computer, tablet, or phone. A camera or camera phone to photograph your work is also advised.
As part of the Drawing Class You also have access to an online file containing lesson notes, reference images, materials lists and extra topic information. Feedback can be given during lesson time or by email or on the closed Facebook group.
Lesson notes will be provided and the tutor will advise you on any further reading and links that might be useful and/or of interest to you. Basic drawing tools are needed and some sort of colour media is recommended but lessons can be adapted for those with limited materials if necessary. Guidance will be given on all materials and additional/optional materials will be advised and talked through with alternatives by the tutor.
Suitable for all including beginners.
For the first session you will need:
pencils (recommended HB, 2B, 4B, 6B)
A4 Drawing Paper or Sketchbook
Eraser / Putty rubber
Photo references or a mirror (optional)
If you have a table easel you may find it more comfortable than working flat.
At the first lesson the Tutor will discuss and advise you on materials and tools you may have or need as the course progresses, the lessons will be adapted to suit; acrylics, watercolours, oils, coloured pencils, pastels, collage, ink or another media. You can continue with pencil if necessary but some sort of colour is recommended if possible.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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