Adult Art Classes | Portraits

4 November 2018 10am - 12pm
11 November 2018 10am - 12pm
18 November 2018 10am - 12pm
25 November 2018 10am - 12pm
9 December 2018 10am - 12pm
16 December 2018 10am - 12pm

£90 – 6 sessions for the price of 5 or £18 per session

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Sundays 4 Nov to 25 Nov and 9 Dec to 16 Dec 2018

Led by Colchester Art Society artist Sally Delaney, you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of media, including charcoal, pencil and pastels, to produce a range of portraits. Drawing from photographs and mirrors, you will receive individual tuition and guidance from the artist to learn skills in proportions, tone and brush work.

Suitable for all abilities, materials provided.


Week 1 04/11/2018
Drawing in line, exploring proportions of head and shoulders and facial features (drawing from a model).

Week 2 11/11/2018
Drawing in tone, exploring light and shade, mark making and smudging (drawing from a model).

Week 3 18/11/2018
Drawing tone with highlights, creating illusions of 3d form.

Week 4 25/11/2018
Colour as tone, using chalk pastels to build layers.

Week 5 09/12/2018 
Introduction to Brushwork, exploring colour theory and manipulation of brush.

Week 6 16/12/2018
Pastel Portraiture, using pastels to build layers (drawing from a model).


More adult art classes at Firstsite:

Hand Embroidery
Life Drawing
Watercolour Landscapes