Tutor: Peter Keegan
17 - 19 March 2018
11 - 13 August 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)
6 - 8 October 2018 (LAST SPACES REMAINING)
3 day course: 10am- 4pm
This is an enjoyable and immersive 3 day course where you will really explore all elements of portraiture, aimed at participants who have a little / some experience in portrait painting or drawing in any medium.
Working with oil paint and charcoal, Peter will demonstrate and guide you through two different approaches to portraiture, one structured and the other more expressive. Through creating your portraits you will cover many essential elements that include how to start a portrait, mixing flesh tones, capturing facial details and ultimately creating a good likeness. Working from both excellent photographic images and the chance to work from live models 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 in depth and enjoyable course you can expect to complete at least 4 portraits. Over the 3 days you will also have the chance to explore the beautiful gardens and grounds of Claydon during break times.
Most of the main painting materials are provided for this course at no extra fee. Artists are welcome to bring their own preferred materials if they wish.
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.
All other tools and materials are provided but artists are welcome to bring their own preferred materials if they wish.
"Peter is very approachable, clear and generous in sharing his knowledge and expertise and very constructive and helpful in his guidance throughout the practice which makes the challenges of the learning experience more rewarding."