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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.

Come and learn how to draw and paint with pastels in my little Studio in beautiful rural surroundings at the old dairy farm craft centre. You get to choose which picture you would like to complete and I will use my 30 years of experience with pastels to help guide you toward your finished picture. I will show you tips and tricks to help you make the most of this amazing medium to get the...
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. Gaynor has a Surrey Diploma...
Oxfordshire - Next course on 12th September 2018
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.
Oxfordshire - Next course on 9th October 2018
This two-day workshop is suitable for people who paint but are not necessarily focused on drawing, for artists who want to strengthen their drawing and composition skills, or for those who simply want to discover the joys of sketching and drawing. ​ Improve:​ proportion, line, tone, perspective, learning to look, your unique style of expression through drawing. The workshop includes demonstrations, discussions and exercises. British Artist, Ruth Buchanan is as passionate about drawing as she...
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.
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 29th September 2018
This practical course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to create a unique and diverse portfolio. This could be for future studies, professional development or purely for personal interest. The aim of the course is to build your confidence and vocabulary when working in the art and design studio. The topics will include: body and adornment colour and light drawing and observation idea generation and project development life drawing and experimentation photography and...
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...
Tutor Steve Bretel has spent over 15 years as a creative arts facilitator and .fine artist across the UK, after a successful commercial art career in London. Studying widely at Duncan of Jordanstone, Edinburgh college of art, and theatre design in Glasgow, Steve was a professional member of the Society of Industrial Artists & Designers (SIAD) and holds a BA in Visual Communication. Whether you’ve just been given a paint box as a present, or...