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Portrait at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)

Portrait at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)

Duration: 12 mornings

Price: £259

Book with: Reception Team
at Mary Ward Centre

42 Queen Square
Bloomsbury
London
WC1N 3AQ

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About the Course

This course is for students interested in portraiture and in learning the subtle art of drawing and painting people, working from the clothed figure. The aim is to draw and paint portrait, with students working from the model, drawings and photographs.

Who is this course for
The course is for students interested in portraiture and in learning the subtle art of drawing and painting people.

What does this course cover
The aim is to draw and paint portraits. Students work from the model drawings and photographs. The first few weeks of term students will draw from the model using dry and wet materials (pencil, charcoal, pastel, ink and pen, watercolour etc).

The first few weeks we will draw using suitable materials. You can also develop an understanding of the different moods of people and how to portray them. Students will be encouraged to develop their own response to each model with direction and feedback from the tutor. We will also be looking at work made by other artists past and present.

Students may work in the materials of their choice. The majority of poses are for a number of weeks making painting a definite possibility.

By the end of the course you will be to:
1. Observe the model, analysing ways of perception and expression.

2. Draw from the model using tone and line drawing

3. Mix colour accurately from observation

4. Understand the internal structure and composition of a painting

5. Have an overview of other portraits from the past and present

6. Know how to make proportions relate by using simple measuring techniques

What will it be like
A three or four week pose of the model is set for the students to paint and draw. Also some very quick poses are sometimes used to keep the model and student stimulated and open to capturing changes of expression and mood.

The students draw and paint the model from easels or donkeys (wooden chairs), the tutor discusses the progress of the piece with students individually; group and individual tuition and sometimes group discussions take place during and after the morning's work.

Reference to portraits made by various artists will be made where relevant.
By the tutor during the term and on a weekly basis. Students also assess their own progress once or twice during the course.

What else do you need to buy or do
Anything up to £5 for drawing materials; painting materials £20 to £50 for oils/acrylics/gouache.
The aim is to draw and paint portraits. Students work from the model drawings and photographs. The first few weeks of term students will draw from the model using dry and wet materials (pencil, charcoal, pastel, ink and pen, watercolour etc).

The first few weeks we will draw using suitable materials. You can also develop an understanding of the different moods of people and how to portray them. Students will be encouraged to develop their own response to each model with direction and feedback from the tutor. We will also be looking at work made by other artists past and present.

Students may work in the materials of their choice. The majority of poses are for a number of weeks making painting a definite possibility.

Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’

Please get in touch via the links above for more details or to book your place.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.



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Course Start Dates

Tuesday 24th September 2019
Tuesday 14th January 2020
Tuesday 28th April 2020
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for all abilities

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