Art Practical: Art Workshop 10 The Portrait 1
Portraiture is as old as mankind and by the study of and portrayal of the human face we are following a long tradition within the human cultural sphere. We will be attempting the portrait with diverse artists techniques and materials.
Additional information about this course
First session is an extra 30 minutes; ends 1pm.
A portrait is a portrayal of a person, we will endeavor to captured a likeness a personality or mood of the person by drawing and painting our subject.
Who is the course for?
What topics will this course cover
A portrait is a painting or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant to display the likeness, personality, or mood of the person as in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. I hope to be able to provide a model for some of the sessions and we will try and work from life. Of course there will be instruction in different techniques and various methods of artistic representation.
What will it be like?
WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.
By the end of the course I should be able to:
1). To use sketches for ideas both drawn and written. 2). Basic composition skills in a picture 3). To show several finished well presented art works in several different mediums. 4). To express their personal individual development of style 5) Develop and addition to their own portfolio of work.
How will I know I'm making progress?
There will be weekly open discussion with the tutor, and personal monitoring of progress throughout the course. We learn by experiment, and group critiques (crits) allow everyone to explore results and provide critical feedback.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
A sketch book, pencils and paper to start with and any other desired materials. A simple drawing board is recommended.
Reading and information sources
Students are encouraged to explore their interests and expand their knowledge using all information sources they have access to - from local libraries to the internet - to share and explore their discoveries with the group. There is a comprehensive library in the Studio, and we will explore all available resources. I am more than willing to help in any project that inspires personal interests.
What could the course lead to?
The tutor is there to help and guide, exploring further possibilities, further education, the discovery of an individuals creativity, the possibility of exhibitions and or continuation to other WEA courses.
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This course is not available for online enrolment.
Please call 0800 3281060 to enquire about enrolling on this course.