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Life drawing & portraiture courses

Life drawing and portrait painting evening classes, courses and workshops across the UK. Learn the techniques of life drawing and portraiture from experienced artists and tutors.

£340
Berkshire
Classes are held in lovely venues - Norden Farm in Maidenhead on Tuesdays. Classes are fun and friendly, a place to learn and make new friends. There are 3 hour morning and afternoon classes to fit in with student’s schedules. You receive tuition and guidance from our excellent tutors allowing you to produce beautiful art using a variety of mediums over a 14 week period. We start with pencil drawing, setting the building blocks of...
£180
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 25th February 2019
This engaging and dynamic workshop will lead you through a range of approaches to drawing the nude figure from life. Over the two days Peter will demonstrate and guide you through his approach to creating a figure drawing with emphasis on achieving correct proportions and expressive mark making. Working from two different professional models over the 2 days (male and female), this workshop will give you plenty of one-to-one instruction from Peter, as well as...
£340
Berkshire
Classes are held in lovely venues - Windsor Race Course on Thursdays. Classes are fun and friendly, a place to learn and make new friends. There are 3 hour morning and afternoon classes to fit in with student’s schedules. You receive tuition and guidance from our excellent tutors allowing you to produce beautiful art using a variety of mediums over a 14 week period. We start with pencil drawing, setting the building blocks of skills...
£40
Oxfordshire - Next course on 29th June 2019
On the 29/30th June the Drawing Circus is returning to Towersey and it’s going to even better than last year! We are delighted to announce that the Drawing Circus will be returning to Towersey! The troupe of Brighton-based artists, models, art tutors, musicians and performers will be putting on another wonderfully spectacular and innovative event that is not to be missed! There will be myth themed costumes, Alice in Wonderland outfits and lots more! So...
£195
Oxfordshire - Next course on 4th April 2019
Two day pet portrait course. Bring your own photograph to work from on this beginners pastel workshop, tips, techniques and advice. 1. Studying your subject and choosing the right colours 2. Transferring images on to your paper 3. Underpainting and values 4. Detailing eyes and other facial features 5. Skin/Fur/Feather detailing and how to achieve a realistic look 6. Finishing touches I’ll cover different types of pastels painting surfaces and other materials and accessories.
£80
Suffolk
Make your own personalised clay house sign or dinner plate using the traditional hand-building 'slabbing' technique. Experiment with decorative surfaces using coloured slips, stamping, sgrafitto, masking, stencilling and textural mark-making. Working in an informal studio environment, above an antique furniture restorer, local artist-teacher Louise Gridley will guide you through the design and making process using clay. Creative surface decoration techniques will be explored to enable you to realise your own, unique design. Make a ceramic...
£25
West Sussex - Next course on 6th April 2019
This friendly and supportive course is suitable for the beginner through to advanced students. 1:1 support will be given as needed during the day, with advice on drawing and measuring techniques, along with support exploring different art mediums. The day will usually be made up of a morning of short poses from 2 minute to 15 minute exploring measuring techniques (for beginners), form, structure and line. Then after lunch there will be the opportunity for...
£160
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 27th July 2019
This two day course, working from live models, will be led by Rob Wareing who has had a portrait painting career spanning more than 40 years. On both days, Rob will begin with a demonstration. The emphasis throughout, will be to teach you how to work directly from the model and achieve that all important likeness. You will learn the all important key measurements which exist in anatomy and facial structure, how to look for...
£35
Cambridgeshire
Pastel pet portrait tuition, especially dogs! Would you like to make a portrait of your own or a friend's pet? Small groups of 3-6. Dates by arrangement. Portraits can be from your own photographs of your pet, or photos supplied by the tutor. In the first half of the day you will get the portrait started, in a full day you would get some way to putting in further detail. Gaynor has a Surrey Diploma...
£160
Online & Kent
This intensive weekend course is designed for those who always wanted to sculpt and it is an introduction to understand shape, volume and drawing in order to create a head in clay. From absolute beginners. Online courses in Sculpture are taught on a one to one basis in a form of live demonstrations according to the skills and knowledge that each individual wishes to achieve at the end. It’s not a pre recorded lesson as...