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Artshed Arts / Events / Mon 10 to Mon 17 Jun 2019 (1 week)

Portraiture Masterclass - 2 day course

Portraiture Masterclass - 2 day course

New Portrait Masterclass 2 day workshop 10am – 2pm on Monday 10th June and Monday 17th June 2019

Under the tutor’s guidance, students will concentrate on visualising the facial structure, measurement and proportions of the human face, planning a composition, exploring various skin tones and the handling properties of oil paint.

The consideration of accuracy of observation and measurement will be looked at in relation to freedom of expression, exploration of materials and engagement with an expressive and individual painterly language.

Day 1 : Monday 10th March 2019
The day will start with several drawn studies using dry materials such as pencil and charcoal.
Followed by canvas preparation and the creation of an under-painting.

Day 2 : Monday 17th March 2019
Using our prepared under-painting from week 1 you will further develop accurate mixing of skin tones and mark making techniques culminating in a final portrait to take home.

Suitable for all abilities, where students will develop at their own pace in a relaxed, creative space.

You will discover and practice new techniques on how to correctly observe the portrait and how to transpose this information accurately, with expert guidance from international selling Artist Heather Burwell.

You will be supported in developing your own style and will benefit from Artsheds’ creative atmosphere and a great group of like minded people as well as receiving one-2-one attention from your tutor…

Materials are included, but please feel free to bring along your own bits if you wish!

Tutor: Heather Burwell
Price: £80.00
When: Monday 10th June & Monday 17th June 2019
Time: 10am-2pm
Where: Artshed Arts Centre, Ware
Age Group: 16yrs+

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Westmill Farm
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Telephone: 01920 466 446

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