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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.

Pembrokeshire - Next course on 19th April 2018
‘The art of portraiture is about looking, through observation we record form and detail’. Learn to model a head in clay directly from life in Anthony’s purpose built studio workshop. These classes are designed for complete beginners and for anyone with some experience to further develop your observational skills. Working in clay from life - captures the likeness and character of the model. Tuition is as a group and individually, which will help you understand...
7pm - 9.15pm These lively classes are designed to be a fun way to get into or even back into the practice of drawing from life - one of the fundamental cornerstones of all artistic practice. Jo incorporates exercises, techniques and methods that have been used for 100's of years but in an environment of fun and in classes designed to bring out the very best drawings. Each week a different technique/subject matter will be...
Portrait drawing course in Plymouth - 3 hours. This is a beginners course, you will learn how to draw in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
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. Location is near Ely, Cambridgeshire....
London - Next course on 12th May 2018
Drawing is making a mark! Come and enjoy learning to turn those marks into recognisable images with professional artist and tutor, Linda Matthews, using a variety of subjects including landscape, figures, still life and buildings. Linda’s teaching is not step by step so she can tutor a group of mixed abilities, she will demonstrate a technique or subject, and you will then have a go. Her drawing techniques follow traditional rules which she believes you...
North Yorkshire
Two days experimenting with colour, composition and mark making. My teaching style is loose and experimental and employs a fresh contemporary approach. Times: 10.00am - 4.00pm each day Location: Hutton's Ambo Village Hall, Low Hutton, YO60 7HQ Price: £225 Parking and directions Please park around the green, grass triangle just beyond the village hall (marked with balloons). I will meet you there at 9.50am and we will walk to the studio.
Shropshire - Next course on 10th September 2018
Marvel at the ‘Staffordshire Hoard’ at the world-famous Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, as well as the Pre-Raphaelite and Baroque art collections. Enjoy the paintings, drawings and sculptures of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. Visit the home of Royal Worcester Porcelain and marvel at the ‘Mappa Mundi’ and Chained Library within the majestic Hereford Cathedral. Holiday highlights: • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery • Barber Institute of Fine Arts • Museum of Royal Worcester...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 13th August 2018
One week drawing course at Nottingham Trent University, aiming to give you a range of contemporary drawing tools from which to further develop your own studio practice. The course will introduce anyone who is interested in expanding their drawing practice into experimental approaches for recording visual information, mark-making and as a form of expression. This course is ideal for the beginner looking for an experimental approach to drawing, and to those with some experience who...
Essex - Next course on 1st September 2018
You will begin this one day workshop by painting simplified figure shapes and postures, using your brush as a drawing tool. Finding strong lights on people (heads, shoulders etc.) will be explored with a monochrome image. Perspective will be touched on when adding figures to a street scene. Later all these elements will be incorporated into a townscape where strong light, counter change and shadows play an important part. Old Bank Studios offers a wide...
Gloucestershire - Next course on 26th March 2018
If you have never picked up a paintbrush or you want to push your skills further then we will have a workshop for you. From drawing, painting, colour mixing, life drawing, portraiture, oil painting, watercolour we have an abundance of workshops available to try, some last a day others ten weeks. All of our workshops take place in our specialist artist studios and are taught by professional artists. For more information about all of our...