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" You have an outstanding energy and commitment for teaching, not to mention patience, all of which reflects your own passion for your technique and the desire to pass on that knowledge to others. Thank you." Lynette W, London workshop



A programme of workshops in drawing, oil colour/palette mixing and portrait painting. 

This programme of workshops teaches the fundamentals and beyond in painting the portrait. It will give you the tools to create a new practice or ongoing improvement in portrait painting and is for all levels.

The first of the workshops is drawing. In this workshop a technique for quickly assessing head positioning, angles and proportion is taught; while in the second half comparative measuring, mapping features and tonal values are looked at in greater depth.

The second workshop is colour. This workshop teaches the basics of colour mixing using a limited palette (initially) building confidence in mixing colours for portraiture. It also covers creating colour palettes for all skin colours. 

The final workshop is portrait painting. For online this is using photographic reference (provided) and for the studio workshops live models are used. This is an all day session utilising all you have learnt or for those already experienced, a continuation of your practice. I give constant tutoring throughout all the workshops, covering technique, tonal work with colour, colour temperature, harmony, placement and different brushwork techniques. For beginners I recommend attending the drawing and colour mixing workshop prior to the portrait painting workshop. The workshops are relaxed and friendly but very focused. 

Although the online workshops are attended on Zoom, they are very ‘hands on’ - I work through each exercise with you, demonstrating beforehand and alongside, with continual one-to-one tuition throughout the workshop. There are advantages and of course some disadvantages with both online or physical workshops, these are minimal and either way is very beneficial to your practice as a painter. The number of students on the workshop are small. This ensures that everyone gets the proper focus and attention in order to benefit from the training. 

Next workshop dates for online & studio workshops

Drawing Workshop: 30th October (11- 3pm) 

Colour Mixing Workshop: 31st October (11am - 3m)

Portrait Painting Workshop: 1st November (11- 4pm)

Time zone BST (GMT+1)

For workshop materials click here

For technical requirements for online workshops click here

For discount art materials, click here

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The next studio workshop will be held at the Art Academy London for the Autumn programme. This is a Saturday workshop over 5 weeks (25th September to 23rd October 2021). The course will include the complete module for portrait painting beginning with drawing the head, colour mixing and portrait painting. Please book early as places are limited. For  more information about the course please click the link below.