Portrait Painting at Forgan Arts Centre


Duration: 10 weeks Thursday 7pm – 9pm

Price: £120

Run by: Alana Peden
at Forgan Arts Centre

01382 542062

Forgan Arts Centre
Cupar Road
Newport-on-Tay
Dundee
Tayside
DD6 8RA

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About the Course

Portrait painting from photographs. Robert Macmillan graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone 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 be showing how to produce a portrait from photographs. First by drawing an image, then developing an underpainting and from there working up in colour. There will be various techniques taught, including forms of glazing and how to use a variety of tools such as brushes, pallete knife and even sandpaper to enhance a painting. There will also be short talks on various classical and contemporary figurative painters.

Price for members £100

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.

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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.

What's included in the price?

Bring along a photograph of a portrait (side or front on from shoulders upwards, ideally with strong light and dark contrast), images can be provided to work from if necessary.
Tea and Coffee provided.



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