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: Fri 21 Jun 2019 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetA fun, relaxed and shorter life drawing class better suited for people coming straight from work. You
will be able to work from a variety of models, in a range of materials and with different poses.Full fee: £109.00Senior fee: £109.00Concession: £109.00
Course Date: Sun 23 Jun 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetTry drawing the nude figure from observation. You’ll be guided by an experienced tutor through simple exercises to help you draw proportion, gain confidence and explore different drawing materials.Full fee: £69.00Senior fee: £69.00Concession: £69.00
Course Date: Tue 25 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDevelop your confidence and practical skills in drawing the figure from observation. Study a variety of formal and expressive drawing approaches to increase your skills in rendering the proportions and structure of the human figure.Full fee: £189.00Senior fee: £189.00Concession: £115.00
Course Date: Fri 28 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDiscover the extraordinary construction of the human body. Working with a life model to demonstrate the structures and the movements of muscles and bones. Anatomy is often key to understanding and depicting the body. For those with some drawing experience.Full fee: £229.00Senior fee: £183.00Concession: £140.00
Course Date: Thu 18 Jul 2019 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetFull fee: £229.00Senior fee: £229.00Concession: £140.00
Course Date: Fri 19 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDiscover new ways of drawing the human body in a fun, fast paced evening that combines practical exercises with theory and techniques.Full fee: £29.00Senior fee: £29.00Concession: £29.00
Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExperience the magic of oil paint while painting from the live model. You'll be given technical advice, such as colour mixing and how to get a likeness, as well as exploring expression and mark making.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £199.00Concession: £121.00
Course Date: Sat 27 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore and develop a personal response to life painting using a variety of approaches. Explore mark-making, rich colour, thick paint, thin paint, dramatic contrast, anything one feel expresses a personal response to the model.
This is a single pose, so students have the opportunity to either work on several paintings over the period or one sustained pose. You can use either oil or acrylic paint.Full fee: £129.00Senior fee: £129.00Concession: £129.00
Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn or develop skills and approaches for painting the nude figure. Including use of tone and colour selection, composition and paint handling to develop solidity, atmosphere and expression. Some experience of drawing is recommended.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £199.00Concession: £121.00
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: 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 (and 4 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
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