Portraits and Patterns Workshop

Portraits and Patterns Workshop


Brighten your winter with some colour! Join tutor Sue Tilbury in painting a portrait of the Mexican artist Frida Khalo using your own patterns and designs in beautiful bold vibrant colours. What could make you happier! You can also substitute Frida’s face with your own self portrait if you prefer, dressed in Frida’s multi coloured style! We will begin with a demonstration on how to structure a portrait, colour mixing and paint application. You will have expert guidance in planning your portrait, choosing the right composition and the use of complimentary colours for your finished piece. All references for supplied.

What to bring:

4b pencil, rubber and putty rubber

Palette knife size 22 or similar

Canvas paper or canvas board 12” x 16” (30 x 40cms)

Selection of flat, synthetic brushes in a range from 4 - 12

One small round brush size 2, for detailed work

Oil painters will need Liquin original painting medium and sansoder or zest it low odour thinners

Rags or baby wipes (biodegradable)

Paper tear off palette pad for oil or acrylics

Fine mist spray for acrylics

Paint to bring (either oil or acrylic)

Cadmium Red

Cadmium yellow

Ultramarine Blue

Titanium white

Cerulean blue

Permanent Rose

Raw Umber

Art Suppliers:

Jacksons Art supplies


Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Any other materials not specified for the students to bring

Expert tuition

1 to 1 guidance

Detailed demonstrations

A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes

And of course you take your wonderful creations from the day.

Terms - Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.


Lauren Millbank at Micklems Farm Creative Workshops
Micklems Farmhouse
Knowl Hill
RG10 9YD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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