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Create a portrait with pastels


About the Course

Course suits: Those looking to expand their pastel use to portraits. This class could follow on from Drawing from the Plaster Cast.

Objectives: To learn to reproduce the basic structure of the face and build up a portrait using layers of colour and tone to represent a subject from a photograph.

Level: For those already familiar with using Pastels.

Materials needed: please see materials list below.

Course description:

Learn to build a life-like portrait using drawing and pastel skills.
Pastel is a versatile medium which allows you to use a contemporary approach to layering a drawing from a high resolution photograph of a face.
You will cover the basics of the structure of the face aiming to look closely at its image, layering colour and tone to best represent and reflect the subject.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All refreshments included.


Sue Ecclestone at Ecclestone Art
Lilac Cottage
Garden House Lane
Rickinghall, Diss
IP22 1EA
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users

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1 day (10:00am to 4:30pm)

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