Creating Portraits using Coloured Pencils

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Description

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. Bring a good quality photograph of who you want to draw and ensure your subject is large enough for you to see all the details. An A4 size or larger is best. Crop your photo if necessary as you don’t want to waste the paper with loads of background. 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. Course tutor: Janie Pirie 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. What to Bring. - Canson ‘Moulin du Roy’ HP 300g or any other good quality HP - A good selection of artists’ quality coloured pencils. Janie recommends any of the following: Faber-Castell Polychromos, Prismacolor and Caran d’Ache Luminance or Pablo. Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor and Caran d’Ache Pablo or Luminance. If you can afford to it is best to have a complete set of colours. - A sketchbook or some cartridge paper - A couple of sheets of tracing paper - One or two graphite pencils – H, HB - Erasers – plastic and putty - A good quality pencil sharpener - A good quality photograph of who you want to draw and ensure your subject is large enough for you to see all the details. An A4 size or larger is best. Crop your photo if necessary as you don’t want to waste the paper with loads of background. Janie will have a selection of materials you can buy including paper, sharpeners, erasers, a selection of coloured pencils (the most popular colours) and a variety of other ‘tools’ you may find useful to create your drawing – all of which will be demonstrated by Janie. Please note that the centre does not stock art materials. About Flatford Mill We have four buildings that are used for visitor accommodation. Whilst most rooms are either en-suite or have a dedicated bathroom, there are some rooms in The Mill that share showers and toilets at the end of the hall. If this is unsuitable for you please make the office staff aware upon booking or as soon as possible. Please be aware that you are visiting a Field Centre that caters in the main for school parties; the accommodation is basic and dormitory style, but warm and comfortable. The price is for sole occupancy accommodation. Shared accommodation and non-resident prices are available.

What's included in the price?

Expert tuition Free Wi-Fi Full board accommodation Hot and cold drinks Picnic Lunch Full board accommodation and picnic lunch are for resident bookings only.

Duration

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Limited mobility
  • Residential
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Accommodation offered
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Parking provided
  • Weekends
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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Venue

Flatford Mill Field Centre, East Bergholt, , Suffolk, CO7 6UL