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Portraiture: Portraits in practice- June

This service is fully booked.

  • Started 17 Jun
  • 110 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. This course is for adults 18+ ABOUT THE COURSE: The aim of this exciting Portrait course is to give students opportunity to focus on some of the key challenges faced when painting a portrait. This will involve covering a variety of techniques that are common to portrait painting. These include: - Constructing a portrait - Mixing skin tones - How tone is used to create volume - Expression, feeling and further development. All sorts of media are welcome, including pencil, charcoal, pastels (chalk and oil), watercolours, acrylics and oils. The tutor will demonstrate ideas and techniques and is on hand to give one on one help. ABOUT THE TUTOR: Tutor: Matt Waruszynski Matt Waruszynski is an artist specialising in figurative work and portraiture. His style is grounded in expressionistic and bold brushwork, with a large visual and conceptual influence from artists such as Rembrandt, Toulouse-Lautrec and Sickert. He studied at the Art Academy in London where he won the Sir Philip Trousdell Prize for Portraiture in 2016. For more information please visit: 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 them. We are happy to offer assistance to visitors wherever possible, upon prior arrangements.

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Contact Details

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

    01908 501214

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