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  • Started 20 Jun
  • 95 British pounds
  • Westbury Arts Centre


WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP SUITABLE FOR? Suitable for those with some basic drawing skills who want to learn how, or anyone who wishes to improve and develop their portrait painting. ABOUT THE COURSE: ​The poses in this class tend to be longer than for Life Drawing, and the sessions are structured around themes that suggest ideas of character, mood or scene. The tutor teaches how to draw the face and figure in proportion but emphasises that although it is sometimes important to achieve an accurate likeness - that shouldn't always necessarily be the goal. A striking portrait is, above all a portrayal of the sitter; an expression of how the artist sees that person; or what they feel about them. All sorts of media are used, including pencil, charcoal, pastels (chalk and oil), watercolours, acrylics and oils. The tutor will demonstrate ideas and techniques and give "hands-on" help when asked. ABOUT THE TUTOR: Tutor: Joanna Stone Joanna gained a degree in Fine Art at Loughborough University, and a post-graduate Art Teacher’s Certificate at Goldsmiths University. She has continued to make Art and teach ever since. Joanna is a resident artist at Westbury Arts Centre, where she has her studio and where she also runs classes and workshops. For more information about the tutor visit our meet the artists page at: www.westburyartscentre.org.uk/jostone www.joannastoneartist.com Instagram: @joannaestone MATERIALS/ EQUIPMENT TO BRING: If you are joining the class for the first time, please bring: An A3 white cartridge drawing pad (with a hard backing board) A couple of soft drawing pencils (such as 3B and 6B) Willow Charcoal ( a box of mixed thicknesses is best) Putty Rubber. MATERIALS PROVIDED: No materials or equipment are provided, although drawing boards and easels are available to borrow during sessions. LOCATION: Drawing Room. The Drawing Room is situated on the ground floor of Westbury Arts Centre. Accessible parking spaces are available to anyone who requires it. We are happy to offer assistance to visitors wherever possible, upon prior arrangements.

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  • Westbury Arts Centre, Foxcovert Road, Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes, UK

    01908 501214