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Drawing Portrait 3: Expressing The Essence

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This five-week course will expand your knowledge of the potential of portraiture to communicate more than a visual likeness. You will be given the opportunity to create a series of portraits from life and photographs, building your skills and understanding of how to capture the essence of the subject.

Portraiture has often encompassed far more than just the figure, and the viewer has been able to read historical information, personal information or dream narratives in the surroundings to the figure which deepen the understanding of the individuality of the subject.


This five-week course will expand your knowledge of the potential of Portraiture to communicate more than a visual likeness. You will be given the opportunity to create a series of portraits from life and photographs, building your skills and understanding of how to capture the essence of the subject.


Drawing Portraits 3 is suitable for intermediate and advanced students.
 

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What I'll learn

You will develop an understanding of the historical context surrounding portraiture, skills in recording the 3D figure in 2D, a body of source materials, practice in the use of a variety of different drawing materials and supports whilst creating a varied selection of portraits.

 

How I'll learn

You will learn the skills of drawing the clothed figure through visual analysis of the model and the work of famous artists, developing a range of techniques in a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, pastels, inks. 

 

How I'll be assessed

There are no formal assessments for this course.

 

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Please bring in a selection of pencils, 2-6B, a pack of soft colour pastels, thin conte sticks in white, black and sepia brown, a putty rubber, an A4 pad of cartridge paper, a role of masking tape and a Pritt stick.

 

How to Apply

To apply for this course, simply click on the ‘enrol’ button. You will then be taken to an enrolment form, where you will be asked to add your contact details and payment information.

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.