Online Portrait Painting Course (Portraiture) 2023/24

£200.00

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Part Time Course
Total of 40 weeks of tuition

Deposit = £200
Cost =  £975 per term (3 terms per course)
Limited to 10 Students

Try before you buy. Before joining the course we will arrange a number of Zoom meetings to make sure you’re comfortable with the virtual class before going ahead.
The Zoom meeting will cover sharing images, recording and critiques. We will also run through a lesson to make sure the class runs smoothly before the start of term.

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Description

Online Portrait Painting Course 2023/24

Take your skills to the next level this year and learn the traditional techniques of classical realist art. The portrait painting program will teach you tried and tested methods going back to the Renaissance.

The course is now split into two half-day classes of 3.5 hours per class. Dividing the class into two days is more manageable for students’ energy levels. Students get to check in twice a week which can help to keep them on the right path with their course work. For more information of the class structure go to Online Art Classes Structure.

  • Having a class twice a week helps to maintain the momentum of learning.
  • Students can have their homework checked twice a week which can help to keep them on track.
  • Students can catch up between classes if they have fallen behind.

Cost
£975 per term (3 terms per course)

Deposit
£200 and the remaining balance of £775 is to be paid 3 weeks before the start of the Academic Year. Details will be sent in the confirmation email.

Try before you buy. Before joining the course we will arrange a Zoom meeting to make sure you’re comfortable with the process before going ahead. The Zoom meeting will cover sharing images, recording and critiques.

Timetable
One year academic studies 2023-2024.
Tuesdays and Fridays 9.00am-12.30am
Total of 40 weeks of tuition

Terms
1st Term
12th Sep – 27th Oct | Half Term | 7th Nov – 22nd Dec 2023
Christmas Break
2nd Term
5th Jan – 9th Feb | Half Term | 20th Feb – 26th March 2024
Easter Break
3rd Term
9th April – 24th May | Half Term | 4th June – 19th July 2024

 Colour
The course is divided into two parts. The first part is Tone, the second part is Colour. The second part of the programme will focus on the theory and practical application of colour. We will be exploring the Full Colour Palette which lends itself well to the Alla Prima style of painting, giving it a fresh vibrant look.

The study of masterpieces is the quickest way to develop a visual vocabulary. During this term we will be looking at some of the modern masters of the Alla Prima technique to help us deal with the complexities of the full palette.

Through studying the masters and applying what we have learned we can start to develop our own style as a portrait artist.

Daily Schedule

  • Critiques from previous weeks homework asignment.
  • Theory behind the days lesson.
  • Demonstration of each step.
  • Class repeat the steps.
  • Assignment for further independent study to reinforce the lesson.

Topics Covered

Colour Wheel

Lesson
Lesson = Understanding Colour.  Hue, chroma and value explained. Deeper knowledge of complimentary colour and colour temperature.

Exercise = Colour wheel, mixing secondary and tertiary colours from primary colours. Mixing flesh tones, high chroma – low chroma,  warm and cool.

Model =  No Model.

Homework = Practice colour mixing exercises.

Outcome
Students will learn:

  • how to manipulate colour
  • how to mix flesh tones

Master Copy

Lesson
Lesson = Richard Shmid is a modern day master of Alla Prima portraits, the aim of this study is to emulate his loose high chroma style.

Exercise = Study a Richard Schmid portrait painting observing the use of colour, strokes and accuracy.

Model = Apply what we have learned with the Model.

Homework = Study Richard Shmid Portrait. Paint a portrait in similar style either sitter or photo reference.

Outcome

Students will learn:

  • colour mixing.
  • deftness of handling.
  • Bravura.

Assimilation

Lesson
Lesson = This Lesson is designed to push the boundaries of colour by assimulating  Richard Shmid’s approach to capturing the variety of colour in the face.

Exercise = Study observing the local colours of the face and exaggerated colour mixing.

Model = Referance of Paul.

Homework = Repaint the study to see how much you remember.

Outcome
Students will learn:

  • to push colour and it still look believable.
  • bravado.

Direct Painting

Lesson
Lesson = John Singer Sargent master copy. Now we are starting to refine the colours of the face by copying Sargents lowere chroma colours.

Exercise = Break down the portrait in to simple planes of hue, chroma and value used by Sargen

Model = Lady Agnew portrait.

Homework = Repeat the exercise with another master copy.

Outcome
Students will learn:

  • to push colour and it still look believable.
  • bravado.

Features

Lesson
Lesson = This lesson is designed to observe and describe the subtlety of colour and tonal relationships by assimulating Sargents approach.

Exercise = Lower the chroma and maintin the planes to describe the form of the face.

Model = Referance of a young girl..

Homework = Repeat the exercise.

Outcome
Students will learn:

  • how to mix lower chroma colours.
  • Subtlety.

Refining

Lesson
Lesson = Softening edges, still observing the planes of the face but refining the variety of edges as when rendering each plane.

Exercise = Observing the variety of edges of each plane ranging from sharp to soft.

Model = Using a portrait model and reference.

Homework = Work on the portrait in their own time.

Outcome
Students will learn:

  • refinement of edges.
  • how to finesse the lessons learned so far.
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Tone

The tone part of the programme is divided into two parts, drawing and tone.

Drawing

The secret to a successful painting is measuring tone and colour in that order.

First we start with the Sight Size technique which is copying the reference like for like. Once we are comfortable with this measuring technique we then progress to comparative measurements based on proportional units of measurement, this method is used when observing the model from a distance.

Tone

The next step is tone, we wi