Portrait Painting | Workshop

Learn to paint a competent portrait using the sight-size method, starting with a simple charcoal transfer drawing through to a finished study in oils.

Date & Time

12th-16th August 2019 | Monday to Friday | 10.00-17.00

Venue

LARA London
371 Clapham Road
London SW9 9BT
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Stephanie Kullberg 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 four students per portrait model allowing each student to a achieve a sight size portrait within the five day course.

Aims of this Course

This 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 capturing an accurate likeness of the sitter and bringing out the best in your model
  • How to organise a complicated subject with a simple value range
  • Assembling an appropriate palette of colour and mixing accurate colour values
  • Paint handling and edge control
  • Controlling focus within portrait painting and overall design

The Facilities

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 providing a steady, unchanging environment from which to observe all elements of portrait painting.

Materials

A full materials list will be provided on booking. Most materials can be purchased in the LARA shop onsite.

Testimonials

“I learned so much in a week. I most enjoyed having the opportunity to watch Stephanie paint alongside the class as an ongoing demonstration of how to put what we were learning into practice” – Jennifer Chau, Portrait Painting Workshop student 2018

Learn from the best tutors

Stephanie Kullberg

"Learning how to paint is like learning how to play an instrument, you start with the basic techniques"

£575.00

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