Art - Portraiture

This is an exciting and challenging courses suitable for all levels. On this course you will learn how to draw the face (portrait) from photographs and then from life. You will learn how to use different media including gorgeous chalk pastel, charcoal and ink. The cost for the model is included in the course fee. 

START DATE AND TIME:
Fri, 26th January 2018
1000 - 1300
DURATION:
7 weeks
Code:
CL006B
Full fee:
£128
Concessionary fee:*
£113

TUTOR:

Debbie Hinks

Address

TBC

This is an exciting and challenging courses suitable for all levels. On this course you will learn how to draw the face (portrait) from photographs and then from life. You will learn how to use different media including gorgeous chalk pastel, charcoal and ink. The cost for the model is included in the course fee.

COURSE CONTENT

Most weeks you will be using a different medium, most weeks you will be working from life apart from week one.

You will learn how to use tone,colour,form and line effectively to draw the face.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Learn how to draw the face using your own photographs for reference and how to draw the face from life.
  • Learn how to draw the face in proportion.
  • Learn how to create realistic (and experimental) skin tone.
  • Learn how to use a variety of media, including chalk pastel, charcoal, watercolour, ink and coloured pencil.
  • Learn how to choose the right media/paper for the task required.
  • Learn how to use different media to create tone and form (2 weeks).

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

Demonstrations by the tutor of different techniques using a variety of media.
One to one tuition.
Using examples of other artists work as inspiration (relevant exhibitions, Moodle).
Learners to take notes during demonstrations.


COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

None.


HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

Constant evaluation, both verbally and on moodle.
Group discussion.
One to one tutorials.
Note taking.


EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

Homework may be set – possibly researching other artists work. Examples could be brought in the following week and used for inspiration, e.g. Degas=Pastel, Matisse=Ink.


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

Set of chalk pastels (12 colours would be a good starting point about £6 ), tutor has sets of 64 Inscribe pastels to purchase for £12 (cost price).
Set of pastel pencils, or three individual pastel pencils will suffice (black,sepia red and dark blue) £1.60 each.
Packet of willow charcoal £3.
White plastic eraser £1.
Masking tape (get from the pound shop).
2 brushes of varying thicknesses ,square ended brushes and pointed brushes (not needed for week one so tutor will advise).
Drawing ink Winsor and Newton black, Indian Ink £3.65 (black watercolour fine if you already have it).
Drawing board if you haven’t got a hardback pad, mdf is perfect.

Photographs of loved ones or images torn from magazines – these should be clear, well lit images of faces in colour if possible. A4 size.


WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Your tutor will advise. PACA Adult Learning offers a variety of art classes.

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