Creating Portraits Using Pastels

Ref: C3126331

Do you find drawing faces hard? Not sure where to get started? This course will focus on creating a correctly proportioned human face using soft pastels. You will learn how to blend colours effectively, recognise and take the relevant measurements and what colours to use to create convincing skin tones, highlights and shadows.

Course aim

Recognise the main proportions in the human face and how to depict flesh tones with soft pastels.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Know the relevant measurements and proportions in the human face
  • Blend soft pastel colours effectively
  • Understand how to build a pastel drawing through a range of mark making techniques
  • Know about different types of papers
  • How to use pastel pencils

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Please bring a small table easel if you have one. You may wish to bring your own apron.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Creating Portraits Using Pastels

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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