Date & Time
5th-9th August 2019 | Monday to Friday | 10.00-17.00
371 Clapham Road
London SW9 9BT
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Students learn and apply the fundamental principles of representational drawing and various charcoal application techniques, creating a finished portrait drawing from scratch. The course aims to familiarise students with the sight-size method as an efficient way of measuring and assessing one’s work.
This is the perfect introduction to portraiture, especially if you are considering doing a Portrait Painting Workshop at a later stage and can be paired with Stephanie’s Portrait Painting Workshop during the following week.
This course will address:
- Proportions of the head and face
- Value and tones
- Using the Sight-Size method
- Drawing techniques
- Recreating the effect of light on paper
Each class is limited to 8 students working from two models in sight-size. The Workshop Room is located within the main LARA London studio. Each model is lit with individual professional photographic lighting, which provides a steady, unchanging environment from which to observe all elements of portrait drawing.
A full materials list will be provided on booking. Most materials can be purchased in the LARA shop onsite.
“Of the classes I have taken at various schools in London, I feel that I learned the most in the shortest amount of time whilst at LARA. The atmosphere of intensely looking for five days a week along with the individual tutor feedback, has really honed my observation and painting skills” – Jennifer Chau, Portrait Drawing Workshop student 2018