Portrait Masterclass: Self Portraits In Disguise

Art & Crafts |
25th March 2021

Thu 25 March | 6.30 – 8pm | Age 16 years + | Tutor Catherine MacDiarmid | £10

Self-portraits are revealing but what if we mask reality? Use wigs, hats, glasses, moustaches, masks, face paints etc and join a fun zoom workshop drawing yourself in disguise. Go as wild as you dare!

You will get practical guidance on composing and capturing your ‘other’ self!

Important Information

You will need access to the internet and Zoom. The Zoom link, meeting ID and passcode will be on your e-ticket, this will be emailed to you after booking.

This workshop is aimed at those aged 16 years plus. After the workshop images of artwork can be sent to Catherine within 6 days and she will then provide individual written feedback via email. Details of how to send images will be sent on receipt of booking.

What do I need to bring?

A disguise – from just a stick-on moustache to a full blown outfit or face paint. It’s up to you what you want to disguise yourself as- go wild! -Paper (A3 or bigger) -Charcoal -Colour pastels if you have them -Mirror, device to take a selfie or just use the computer screen.

About the tutor

Catherine MacDiarmid is a local award-winning artist who has exhibited widely, including exhibiting in the BP Portrait award in 2001/2. 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. She was recently commissioned to paint Jon Snow, journalist and Channel Four news broadcaster, for Sky Arts, painting the commission live on Facebook and Sky Arts.

As well as completing private portrait commissions her work is in collected internationally and works from her home-based studio in Kendal. Her artwork focuses on the human form, exploring expression and movement in both drawing & painting. www.catherinemacdiarmid.co.uk


catherine macdiarmid


25th March 2021

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