Extended Portraiture Practice

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Extended Portraiture Practice | Fri 21 Apr to Fri 23 Jun | 10.30am-1pm | £200 (8 wks) | 16 yrs+ | Tutor Catherine MacDiarmid | Studio 3

The start date of this class has passed however there may still be places available. Please contact our Sales Team to find out more, email sales@breweryarts.co.uk or call 01539 725 133.

Portraiture is the perfect discipline to improve your drawing and painting skills. The Extended Portraiture Practice course at Brewery Arts is suitable for people of all abilities to develop their portraits skills, using a live sitter.

What will the course cover and how will it be taught?

Working with a live sitter, participants will explore media and observation techniques through a series of drawings and paintings. The aim of the course is to develop confidence and improve ability in drawing/portrait skills, capturing a likeness and understanding what makes a good portrait.

This course will be taught through a series of demonstrations and practical activities, exploring other artists’ portraits and the work of peers, and having one-to-one time with the tutor will facilitate individual learning to enable you to achieve on this course.

Who is it suitable for?

Extended Portraiture Practice is suitable for all abilities, from complete beginners to those with experience. The tutor, Catherine, will tailor the session to meet individual needs.

Important information

There are no sessions during the weeks beginning 29 May and 5 June.

What do I need to bring with me?

Drawing boards and easels will be provided.

To the first session please bring:-

  • A3 sketchbook.
  • Soft lead pencils/graphite sticks.
  • Willow charcoal.
  • Putty rubber.
  • Tape or clips to attach paper to a drawing board.

Please note, when using art materials your clothes may get messy, please bring an apron or wear some old clothes.

About the tutor

Catherine MacDiarmid

Catherine MacDiarmid is a local artist who has exhibited widely, including exhibiting in the BP Portrait in 2001/2 and regularly at the Mall Galleries, London.  She is an elected member of The Lakes Artists Society and appeared in Sky Portrait Artists of the Year 2014, 2018 reaching the semi-finals in 2019.  As well as completing private portrait commissions her work is collected internationally and she works from her studio in Kendal.  Catherine’s artwork focuses on the human form, exploring expression and movement in both drawing & painting.

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