When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Gillian Melling
  • Course Code W21PDGA22A

What you will learn

Do faces fascinate you? Draw and paint from the model and learn to make portraits that are solid and realistic. Use knowledge of proportion, anatomical structure, tonal contrast and colour theory to improve your drawing and experiment with acrylic and/or oil painting. Perfect for beginners and for returners wishing to build on and practice skills.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
How to assess initial proportions, structure, form and features.
Use a range of techniques and media to draw and sketch portraits.
Model a portrait in light and shade
Reference artists from history to the present day
Keep a sketchbook journal to harness thoughts and ideas about your portrait projects


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • This course may be available for free