Learn To Paint Portraits

Ref: C3533207

This course will enable you to create convincing portraits in a range of drawing media. Gain thrilling new skills to capture a likeness in monochrome and colour.

Course aim

This course will enable students to gain drawing skills in order to develop convincing portraits, using a range of drawing media.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • Develop skills of measuring proportion for portraiture.
  • Develop shading skills to show 3 dimensions.
  • Develop use of line in a range of media..
  • Develop colour mixing skills to show human skin in light and shadow.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Please bring a range of pencils (HB, 2B, 4B) eraser, charcoal and chalk pastels which will include white plus fixative which can be hairspray. You will be using A3 size cartridge drawing paper and coloured pastel paper.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Learn To Paint Portraits

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • 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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