Drawing Portraits

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Drawing Portraits

Drawing Portraits

Date: Saturday 26 September 2020
Times: 11.00-16.30
Location: Zoom (Online)
Level: All Levels 
Tutor: Sara Lee Roberts

Course Description: ‘Nothing in a portrait is a matter of indifference’ said the great 19th-century French poet and art critic, Charles Baudelaire. But what makes a truly distinctive and compelling portrait and how might we capture those qualities in our own work? Develop your creative practice on this one-day drawing course, where the Wallace Collection’s superb portraits by Rembrandt, Velázquez, Van Dyck, Hals and others will be our inspiration.

Through observing, understanding and drawing we will help you focus on the various attributes that make a believable portrait. You’ll learn how artists achieve a successful likeness and consider the role of the sitter’s gaze in establishing character. Choice of pose and its importance in communicating personality will also be explored, alongside other elements of successful portraiture including clothing, light and setting.You’ll be introduced to a range of drawing techniques that will build in complexity throughout the day, enabling you to develop your own skills and creative approaches to portraiture.

Please read the full course outline here, which includes joining information and details of the materials and equipment you will require to participate in this online practical course.

Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
26/09/2020 11:00 16:30

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
Online Course (Full) £65
Online Course (Concession) £60
Online Course (Member) £60
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