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  • Portrait Painting Masterclass Sofia Welch - Sofia Welch

    Portrait Painting Masterclass Sofia Welch

    Sofia Welch

    TBC | 10:00-5:00 | Max: 8

    £475.00

    This Portrait Painting Masterclass will teach you to paint a competent portrait using the sight-size method, starting with a simple charcoal transfer drawing through to a finished study in oils.

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    Course information

    This Portrait Painting Masterclass taught by Sofia Welch will teach you to paint a competent portrait using the sight-size method, starting with a simple charcoal transfer drawing through to a finished study in oils.To maintain the highest quality teaching and results, there are no more than 4 students per portrait model. This allows each student to achieve a sight-size portrait within the 5 day course.

    A minimum number of 5 students is required for this short course to run.

    The course will address:

    • Applying a knowledge of anatomy to a portrait
    • Understanding the proportions and planes of the head and using props, such as the skeleton and skull, to inform understanding and develop a deeper knowledge of the underlying structure of the form
    • Using sight-size to capture an accurate likeness of the sitter and bringing out the best in your model
    • Assembling an appropriate palette of colour and mixing accurate colour values
    • Paint handling and edge control
    • Controlling focus within portrait painting and overall design
    • Using colour and value to create a convincing impression of light
    • Technical and practical knowledge regarding pigments, painting media and canvas for creating long-lasting paintings

    The Facilities

    Each class is limited to 8 students working from 2 models in sight-size.  The workshop room is located within the main school of The London Atelier of Representational Art. Each model is lit with individual professional photographic lighting which provides a steady, unchanging environment from which to observe all elements of portrait painting.

    Materials

    Please note that specific materials are required for this course. You will receive a complete list on application.