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Portrait Painting at Forgan Arts Centre

Duration: 8 Week Block Wednesday 10-12pm

Price: £96

Run by: Alana Peden
at Forgan Arts Centre

01382 542062

Forgan Arts Centre
Cupar Road

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About the Course

…from photographs. Robert Macmillan graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 1997 with a BA hons in Fine Art; Drawing and Painting. Robert has been a full time artist for almost 20 years, exhibiting all over the UK, winning prestigious awards and has work in many private collections worldwide. His dramatic portraits are instantly recognisable and appreciated for their use of old masters techniques.

In this class, Robert will demonstrate how to produce a portrait from photographs using oil paints. Starting by drawing an image, you will develop an underpainting and work up in colour. There will be various techniques taught, including forms of glazing and how to use a variety of tools such as brushes, palette knife and even sandpaper to enhance a painting. There will also be short talks on various classical and contemporary figurative painters.

Images will be provided to work from. A material list is available at

8 WEEK BLOCKI JAN 30 FEB 6, 13, 20, 27 MAR 6, 13, 20

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Forgan Arts Centre is rooted in the community and strives to offer educational and cultural opportunities to people of all ages and abilities, in an environment that enriches well-being.
Established in 1978, the Centre offers a wide variety of classes and events to the residents of Newport-On-Tay and surrounding towns and villages.

You don’t have to become a member to attend our classes, however it dramatically reduces the cost of your course and any other classes throughout the year, as well as helping to support the Centre. If you would like to join us, Membership costs £30 for the year and can be purchased at the Centre or under the members tab on our website

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

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Images will be provided to work from.
A material list is available at
Tea and Coffee provided.

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Course Start Dates

Wednesday 30th January 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for events & groups