Portrait Painting for Beginners

Portrait Painting for Beginners


Tutor: Peter Keegan

Dates Available:

  • 20 - 21 July 2019 (FULLY BOOKED - contact us to be placed on the waiting list)

  • 4 - 5 November 2019 - (FULLY BOOKED - contact us to be placed on the waiting list)

2 day course: 10am - 4pm

This course is designed for those looking to try their hand at portraiture in oils for the first time or those who have no experience in oils or painting before. 

Over the two days Peter will demonstrate and guide you through his structured approach to creating a portrait that includes many essential elements including how to start a portrait, mixing flesh tones, capturing facial details and ultimately creating a good likeness. Working from excellent photographic images, with an opportunity to bring your own images to work from, this course will give you plenty of one-to-one instruction from Peter as well as informal group critiques and discussions helping further your knowledge and enjoyment of portraiture. 
During this course you can expect to complete at least 1 finished portrait. 

All painting materials are provided for this course. 

What to bring: a selection of paint brushes in a good range of sizes from 0 - 12, suitable for oil painting. Soft sable or watercolour brushes will not be suitable.
-Portrait images will be provided for this course.

Material Fee

There will be a materials fee of £5 payable in cash to the artist at the start of the course, which goes towards all other tools and materials which will be provided, including all paper and paint.All other tools and materials are provided but artists are welcome to bring their own preferred materials if they wish. 

"Peter has a wonderful way of making everyone feel relaxed. His teaching style is broken down into bite sized chunks enabling each stage of the process to be understood clearly, especially for beginners. His own work is an inspiration."

“Peter Keegan took us through all the basic steps for portrait painting giving us a wonderful grounding for drawing and painting a face. Superb teacher, patient and funny.”

“I have never done a portrait class before but l was soon put at ease by Peter Keegan. I really enjoyed the way Peter taught in stages and encouraged us at every opportunity. Need to work on my Art but now l know where to go for a great tutor.”

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