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Contemporary portraiture - Nottingham Trent University

Contemporary portraiture - Nottingham Trent University

Duration: Two Saturdays

Price: £190

Book with: Creative Short Courses
at Nottingham Trent University

50 Shakespeare Street

Course Start Dates

Saturday 28th March 2020

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Practical assignments will be underpinned by art historical references, and talks will take place to highlight different approaches to portraiture.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

Level: Open to all

Entry requirement: Beginners as well as those with some drawing or painting experience are welcome.

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What's included in the price?

Two days of quality tuition with an experienced tutor. Maximum class size: 16.

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends
  • Wheelchair friendly

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