Portraits for the Absolute Beginner - 3 day residential


Duration: 3 days

Price: £397

Run by: Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill

01206 297110

Flatford Mill Field Centre
East Bergholt
Suffolk
CO7 6UL

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About the Course

This long residential weekend course is a beginners' guide to portraiture, working with drawing media, watercolour and pastels. Through demonstrations and exercises Carole will demystify this art, helping you to improve your drawing skills to assess proportions, features and form, enabling you to capture a likeness whether it is of a loved one, a grandchild or a celebrity. This is also an excellent introduction to the Portrait Painting and Drawing week, see 30 Nov-07 Dec.

Carole Massey is a popular and versatile tutor who is in her 15th year as an Associate Tutor at Flatford Mill in 2017. She has written many books, appears regularly on the Sky Painting Channel (195) and is a Professional Associate of the Society for All Artists.

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. Please get in touch directly to book this offer.

Flatford Mill lies at the heart of the Dedham Vale, on the banks of the River Stour near the Suffolk-Essex border. The Centre buildings, particularly the Mill and Willy Lott’s House, are instantly recognisable since they feature in many paintings by John Constable. The rich mosaic of lowland landscapes, wildlife habitats and places of historic interest are all reflected in our extensive programme of courses.

The Centre is located between Colchester and Ipswich and is about 10 miles from each, approximately 2 miles from the A12.

Please click through to our website via the button above to book your place, or get in touch for more details.

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?

The fee also includes accommodation in your own room. Please enquire about the fees for shared room occupancy as well as non-residential rates (tuition only).
Up to 9 hours of tuition a day
Tea and coffee making facilities available throughout the day
Use of resources including library, workrooms, studios and the Centre grounds.
If you would like accommodation, full board accommodation includes a cooked breakfast, picnic lunch, home made cakes and an evening meal.
Please check the course brochure on our website for more details of what you should bring.



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Course Start Dates

Friday 31st August 2018

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