Buy a Gift Voucher

Portrait Painting Using Coloured Pencils - 2 days

Portrait Painting Using Coloured Pencils - 2 days

Duration: 2 days

Price: £270

Book with: Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill

Flatford Mill Field Centre
East Bergholt

Contact course provider

About the Course

Discover the wonderful world of coloured pencils and learn how to create rich and colourful drawings of all things in terms of portraiture - all without adding water to the painting! This course is for all levels and is designed to show the simplicity and the effectiveness of using wax and oil based coloured pencils (not watercolour pencils) to create a likeness. During the course we will dedicate time to the actual drawing of the chosen subject, the composition of the picture and the basics of using coloured pencils. (You will need to bring along a good quality photograph of who you want to draw. It needs to be about A5 size or a little larger.)This will include: - observation of the basic form and shape of the subject - how to re-create it on paper - how to make the subject 'interesting' - using coloured pencils correctly - learning how to blend colours - how to create different textures and surface areas - how to make the subject look 'real'. We will also look at paper types and the way the pencils behave on them, together with other 'aids' useful to the coloured pencil artist.

Bring a friend!

If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.

Janie Pirie is one of the leading coloured pencil artists in the UK. She is member of the Society of Botanical Artists and has been awarded their Gold Medal for her work.

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.

Review this course

Course Start Dates

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

  • Accommodation offered
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly

Gold Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.