Contemporary Portraiture - Nottingham Trent University

Contemporary Portraiture - Nottingham Trent University

Duration: Three Saturdays

Price: £280

Run by: Linsey Richards
at Nottingham Trent University

0115 848 2813

50 Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG1 4FQ

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About the Course

Working from a live portrait model, on this course you’ll learn key strategies to help you complete a portrait and begin experimenting with new approaches.

It will start by covering essential topics such as facial proportions, composition, mark-making techniques and shading.

Moving beyond this, you’ll then have the opportunity to explore your own individual creativity by creating contemporary portraits in drawing, painting and collage-based practices to push the boundaries of what a portrait could be, particularly beyond developing a physical ‘likeness’.

The aim of the course is to allow you the opportunity to explore your own creativity and develop portraits using a variety of different artistic mediums or approaches.

This course is suitable for beginners from any background, as well as those who have previous life drawing or creative experiences.

On this course you will:

- complete set practical tasks
- develop observational skills
- undertake your own independent drawing
- follow tutor guidance and demonstrations
- receive one-to-one feedback and group critiques.

Practical assignments will be underpinned by art historical references, and talks will take place to highlight different approaches to portraiture.

What will I gain?

By the end of the course you’ll have explored your individual creativity, developed your observational skills and be inspired to continue developing your individual approach to portraiture.

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Please note that if you have a CraftCourses gift voucher you would like to use as full or part payment of this course fee, the booking will need to be made via telephone (number above). If you have mobility issues, please let us know in advance so that we can be sure to accommodate your needs.

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What's included in the price?

Three days of quality tuition with an experienced tutor, Saturdays from 10 am - 4 pm. Maximum class size: 14.



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 2nd March 2019

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