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Portrait Painting Course Content


First stage: drawing, working in line and tone

  • Study the skull, facial structure and proportions, angles and expressions
  • Explore portrait composition through examples
  • Get an introduction to drawing materials and equipment
  • Sketch self-portraits
  • Learn how to get a likeness, exploring individuals’ distinct features

Second stage: introducing colour and escaping from the line

  • Work with professional models and learn how to set them up with background colours and lighting
  • Develop an understanding of basic colour theory and flesh tones, using a limited palette
  • Incorporate working with a plumb line
  • Demo techniques and discuss the colours seen in the face
  • Start working on short pastel colour sketches, working from the model

Third stage: working with paint

  • Get an introduction to water-mixable oil paints, brushes and equipment
  • Learn various techniques such as ‘wet on wet’, blending and blurring edges
  • Explore accents and highlights to bring a painting alive
  • Work on one long pose for your final portrait
 
 

Classes starting soon


Date 14 Feb - 28 Feb
Day Thu
Time 18:45-21:15
Duration 3 weeks
Tutor Vicky Saumarez
Venue Arts Theatre, Leicester Square
Price £115.00
Date 23 Mar - 23 Mar
Day Sat
Time 10:30-16:30
Duration 1 day
Tutor Vicky Saumarez
Venue Arts Theatre, Leicester Square
Price £89.00
Date 25 May - 25 May
Day Sat
Time 10:30-16:30
Duration 1 day
Tutor Vicky Saumarez
Venue Arts Theatre, Leicester Square
Price £89.00

CLASSES STARTING SOON


Date
Day
Time
Duration
Tutor
Venue
Price
Booking
14 Feb - 28 Feb 
Thu 
18:45-21:15 
3 weeks 
£115.00 
23 Mar - 23 Mar 
Sat 
10:30-16:30 
1 day 
£89.00 
25 May - 25 May 
Sat 
10:30-16:30 
1 day 
£89.00 
Class Portrait Painting - Beginners
Date 14 Feb - 28 Feb
Day Thu
Time 18:45 - 21:15
Duration 3 weeks
Tutor Vicky Saumarez
Venue Arts Theatre, Leicester Square
Price £115.00
Class Portrait Painting - Beginners
Date 23 Mar
Day Sat
Time 10:30 - 16:30
Duration 1 day
Tutor Vicky Saumarez
Venue Arts Theatre, Leicester Square
Price £89.00
Class Portrait Painting - Beginners
Date 25 May
Day Sat
Time 10:30 - 16:30
Duration 1 day
Tutor Vicky Saumarez
Venue Arts Theatre, Leicester Square
Price £89.00
Date
Day
Time
Duration
Tutor
Venue
Price
Booking
14 Feb - 28 Feb
Thu 
18:45 - 21:15 
3 weeks 
£115.00
 
23 Mar
Sat 
10:30 - 16:30 
1 day 
£89.00
 
25 May
Sat 
10:30 - 16:30 
1 day 
£89.00
 
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

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Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

Portrait Painting - Beginners venues


Portrait Painting - Beginners tutors


All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

  • Vicky Saumarez

    Subjects taught by Vicky:Art Classes Vicky trained in Art at Studio Cecil Graves, forerunner to The Florence Academy in Italy. She has l...

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