Drawing & Painting: Life & Portraiture Courses in London
From beginners drawing to portrait painting, browse our large range of courses in drawing and painting from life. Part-time courses available afternoons, evenings and weekends, from beginner to advanced level.
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Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn how to respond quickly to the moving figure via a range of exciting quick sketching techniques. You will explore expressive mark-making to produce dynamic intuitive drawings from life.Full fee: £119.00Senior fee: £95.00Concession: £73.00
Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDraw a portrait from the life model who will keep the same pose over 2 sessions. This long pose will enable you to develop a sustained study with the aim of resolving a finished piece of work by the end of the course.Full fee: £79.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £48.00
Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn the essentials of Still-life painting step by step, from paint handling and colour theory to composition.
For absolute beginners.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £159.00Concession: £121.00
Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDrawing from observation is a great discipline as it teaches you how to truly see. You wil learn how to see proportion in terms of basic form and structure and how to develop volume, texture and pattern through the use of tone and line.Full fee: £249.00Senior fee: £249.00Concession: £152.00
Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetEnhance your portraits by uncovering what lies beneath the surface. Through demonstration and direct observation of the model you will examine proportion, rotation and the key anatomical structures of the head and neck that denote likeness.Full fee: £279.00Senior fee: £223.00Concession: £170.00
Course Date: Sun 29 Sep 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetFull fee: £149.00Senior fee: £149.00Concession: £149.00
Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis course introduces the basics of portrait painting, developing your use of skin tones, composition, tonal range and the mediums used with acrylic paint. There will be a series of exercises and experiments exploring different creative approaches to contemporary portrait painting using the imagination as well as observational techniques.Full fee: £349.00Senior fee: £349.00Concession: £213.00
Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn how to represent people in drawing and painting through practical experience of the basic skills and key concepts involved. Includes scale and proportion, tone, three dimensional form and colour. Basic materials included.Full fee: £349.00Senior fee: £349.00Concession: £213.00
Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetJoin us to draw from the nude model. Through structured teaching, you'll explore a range of materials and approaches to this fascinating genre, learning about proportion, tone, line, scale and mark making, with reference to other artists. For all levels.Full fee: £179.00Senior fee: £179.00Concession: £109.00
Course Date: Sat 5 Oct 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAn introduction to the basic skills required for life drawing: how to see and interpret the proportions, line, tone and volume of the human form which can then be developed into painting from the life model.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £199.00Concession: £121.00
Course Date: Sat 5 Oct 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAn opportunity to paint and draw from the live model under the guidance of an experienced tutor in portraiture. Helpful technical aspects will be explored and as the course progresses also ideas in portraiture, for example, how we convey atmosphere and tell a story in a portrait.Full fee: £349.00Senior fee: £349.00Concession: £213.00
Course Date: Mon 7 Oct 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe human form is an endlessly fascinating subject. Enjoy an intensive, three-term practical course exploring various aspects of drawing and painting the Figure and Portrait. You'll develop confidence in practical skills, informed and inspired by stimulating historical and contemporary artist contexts for this genre.
This course requires an application prior to enrolment. Please click 'start assessement' to begin your application.Full fee: £1,799.00Senior fee: £1,439.00Concession: £1,097.00
Course Date: Tue 8 Oct 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis short course is a great introduction to painting directly from the nude figure. Using simple excercises, you will explore different ways to represent the human form in painting with encouraging, helpful guidance from an experienced tutor.Full fee: £149.00Senior fee: £149.00Concession: £91.00
Course Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe human form offers inexhaustible potential for communication and expression of ideas; an exciting advanced course for those with experience of working with the figure and/or portrait who would like the challenge of exploring new perspectives on the figurative tradition in drawing, painting and mixed media.
This course requires an application prior to enrolment. Please click 'start assessment' to begin an application.Full fee: £1,699.00Senior fee: £1,359.00Concession: £1,036.00
Course Date: Sun 20 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDevelop a painting from the life model using the timeless qualities of oil paint. A structured course to build skills towards making a convincing portrait.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £199.00Concession: £199.00
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