|July 4-week Life Drawing Course||2nd - 27nd July 2012||120 hours|
July 4-week Portrait Painting Course
|2nd - 27nd July 2012||120 hours|
September 2-week Life Drawing Course
10th - 21st Sepember 2012
An Introduction To Portraiture - Casts, Portrait
Drawing And Painting
|10th - 21st September 2012||60 hours|
Summer Course Curriculum
July - Life Drawing Course
Students work from the life model half of the day and on cast drawing the other half, every day. During the final week there is the option of portrait drawing, with one model being shared by two students. Sight-size is used for all projects.
Each class is monitored by a teacher who supervises the individual progress of every student.
It is strongly recommended that those with no prior experience of sight-size undertake the drawing course.
July - Portrait Painting Course
During the first week beginners are introduced to the fundamentals of portraiture through sight-size cast and portrait drawing. Those with more experience, but who are new to sight-size, are first encouraged to draw before moving on to portrait painting. Each project is sustained over five sessions so that students have ample opportunity to study shape, colour and modelling. Teachers work with the class to demonstrate by example in addition to giving regular, individual critiques.
September - Drawing and Painting the Portrait
This course offers an introduction to portraiture from life using the sight-size method.
Week One: Drawing
All work on portrait drawings in charcoal during the first week despite previous experience. Three drawings are completed, during which time students new to sight-size learn the fundamentals of scale, shape and the use of light and shadow to describe form. One of the drawings will be transferred to canvas in readiness for painting. Talks on the limited palette, colour theory, painting mediums and canvas preparation/tinting prepare students for the second week – painting.
Week Two: Painting
During the second week, students work on two portrait paintings – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. One of the paintings will be based on the transfer from a drawing. Having become familiar with the tenets of sight-size, students are free to concentrate on the painting process using the limited palette. Throughout the course it would b epe your observational skills will improve, as will your understanding of colour mixing and the use of painting mediums.
A teacher is always at hand to demonstrate by example and monitor the progress of each student.