Summer School // Painting: Portraits and Self-Portraits

Alternating between self-portraiture and painting from live models, this course will encompass differing approaches to depicting the human head and its presence. Attention will be given to understanding colour-mixing, with discussions regarding the various merits of limited earth and prismatic colour palettes. There will be a strong emphasis on the relationship between tone, colour and drawing. We will discuss how others have approached portraits and self-portraits by looking at artists including Helene Schjerfbeck, Alice Neel Paula Modersohn-Becker, Edvard Munch, Paula Rego, Rembrandt, Stanley Spencer, and Lucian Freud. Suitable for beginners. 


  • Unfortunately, we do not offer concessions on our Summer School courses.

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