Art Bank Online: 3-Week Portraiture Course
Join artist Millie Gleeson for this 3-week portraiture course through Art Bank Online.
You pay for all 3 sessions (£6 each + booking fee) run on the following dates:
1st, 8th, 15th December 7 – 8.30 pm
In this 3 week course, you will explore portraiture through creating a
variety of self-portraits. Focusing on proportions, contours, shading,
basic colour theory, mixing, application and blending of paint to
culminate in your very own stylised self-portrait. You will learn how to
communicate physical attributes in a realistic and dimensional way
whilst capturing emotions that truly reflect your inner artist.
Week 1: We will concentrate on facial proportions, the contours and
shapes that make up a face, mapping out our own face on paper and
developing shaing techniques. Using clay to construct shapes will help
to further develop the understanding of 3D face.
Week 2: As a drawing practice we will wear a blind fold to feel and draw
our own face, using other senses to capture the feel of the face. Now we
are ready to begin using colour; learning basic colour theory, mixing,
application and blending. From a photograph or mirror image, we will
begin the first layers of painting a self-portrait.
Week 3: Now we have the basic shapes and colours to make up the base of
our self-portrait, we will begin adding shading and detail to build on
The suggested materials:
A4 or A3 paper
Clay or plasticine
Photograph of yourself
Basic set of acrylic paint
A set of brushes
Small canvas (otherwise paper is fine)
The event image is from ‘Particles’ by Millie Glees