This is a really fun one-day workshop exploring the structure & foibles of the human face. In order to represent the face convincingly in either a literal or exaggerated sense, it is necessary to observe its variations, constants and visual anchors.
Suitable for complete beginners and keen enthusiasts I will take you through a series of exercises and experiments examining features and proportions of the human face whilst trying out a number of drawing techniques. You'll use drawing paper, charcoal, pencil, rubbers, rags and your hands.
You'll get messy and should find the experience both pleasantly challenging and relaxing at the same time.
My studio is on the top floor of The Queens Hall in Narberth, a charity events venue located in Pembrokeshire which welcomes a variety of events including art exhibitions and creative workshops. Low cost and well-managed parking can be found around the back. Narberth also has a range of shopping places to explore including many delicious eateries.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
The session includes all materials and equipment.
You will need to wear suitable clothing (dark clothing is ideal), bring a hand towel and any refreshments that you require throughout the day (Narberth has takeaway coffee and tea plus plenty of lunch options too).
4 hours (10:00am to 2:00pm)
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4 hours (10:00am to 2:00pm)
I spent a really enjoyable day playing with charcoal and exploring the human face in Louise’s bright and welcoming studio.
Having had no art instruction since O Levels (50+ years ago), I felt a little nervous about what to expect. I needn’t have worried. Louise is very friendly and encouraging and gradually takes you through various exercises leading on to a final portrait using the techniques taught.
I learned such a lot and came away wanting to do more!
I recommend Louise’s course and would encourage you to ‘have a go’ whatever your ability.
Thank you Louise, I’m looking forward to my ‘Colour’ workshop in a few weeks time!
Response from Louise Burdett Artist:What a wonderful review, thanks so much Jill. I'm glad you feel you got so much out of the workshop. I look forward to seeing you again soon for our colour day. Louise x
I am currently doing this course for the second time. Louise creates a theme for each session with the aim of producing a self portrait at the the end. It is challenging but extremely rewarding. We look at skin tones, light and dark and how to create a balanced composition. She helps you produce a piece of art which you can be proud of. Would highly recommend.
Response from Louise Burdett Artist:Thank you so much Claire for your wonderful review. It is always a pleasure and I look forward to seeing you next week for the final day of self portraiture on this course. Louise x
This course was really well set up and all the materials provided were exactly what was needed. Excellent instruction and guidance given by Louise made the course interesting and challenging .Best of all it made you feel like you had made progress in improving your own observation and drawing skills . Louise always makes the sessions relaxed and enjoyable and it’s a lovely way to spend a day at something you are keen to improve on .
Response from Louise Burdett Artist:Thank you so much for the lovely review Jackie. Looking forward to seeing you in the studio again soon. Louise x
I just wanted to reiterate how much I enjoyed your human faceworkshop today. I felt welcome and safe and thought your studio was a de lightful place in which to spend a few hours playing with charcoal. I loved the way you explained the techniques and although I have attempted some portraits, I definitely learned and practised something new today - always satisfying and leaves you wanting more.
I will definitely keep an eye on your courses and hope to meet up with you again at some future date.
Response from Louise Burdett Artist:Thank you Jan. It was a pleasure to meet you and to see your fab portrait emerge. I look forward to seeing you again at some point in the studio. Louise x
This workshop was excellent, Louise is a brilliant teacher and gave so many useful pearls of wisdom when it came to drawing faces. It's made me look at portraits in a completely different way, and I cannot wait to start putting into practice what I have learnt. I would definitely recommend this to anyone as it was great fun. Looking forward to doing more future workshops with Louise.
Response from Louise Burdett Artist:Thank you so much Jenna - a fab review! It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope to see you again soon.
I've attended several of Louise's workshops and despite feeling rather nervous at tackling the human face I needn't have worried. I was amazed and delighted at what I achieved and this is all down to Louise's exceptional teaching skills. She has the gift of leading you through step by step from warm up exercises to end result in a way that is both instructional and encouraging, and really gets the best out of you. Louise's studio is a delightful space, filled with light and is a pleasure to work in. Her classes are never too crowded so you really feel you have individual attention when you need it. Thank you Louise, Im looking forward to signing up to your new programme!
Response from Louise Burdett Artist:Ah, thanks so much Su for your wonderful review. I can't wait to get back to teaching again and look forward to seeing you very soon. x
I found this workshop to be very enjoyable and satisfying. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and the facilities were excellent. With Louise's tuition, demonstration, and encouragement I produced results that pleased and surprised me. I didn't hesitate to attend further workshops on creative drawing and life drawing, which again achieved better than expected results. I will certainly return once a new program of events becomes available.
Response from Louise Burdett Artist:Thank you James. Always a pleasure to teach you - I look forward to seeing you back as soon as we can work safely in the studio. Louise x