Online Portrait Painting Course 2021/22
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.
The video above shows a typical morning class
8.15 – 8.45 = Homework Critiques
8.45 – 9.00 = Log on
10.45 – 11.00 =Break
12.30-13.00 = Homework Critique
£975 per term (3 terms per course)
£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.
One year academic studies 2021-2022.
Tuesdays and Fridays 9.00am-12.30am
21st Sep – 29th Oct | Half Term 30th – 8th Nov | 9th Nov – 17th Dec 2021
Christmas = 18th – 3rd Jan
4th Jan – 11th Feb | Half Term 12th – 21st Feb | 22nd Feb – 1st April 2022
Easter = 2nd – 18th April
19th April – 27th May | Half Term 28th – 6th June | 7th June – 15th July 2022
Term 1 Underpainting
The first term of the online portrait painting course will be divided between two types of underpainting, the first half “Imprimatura” using one pigment and the second half “Grisaille” using two pigments.
Imprimatura stems from the Italian and literally means “first paint layer”. This technique is traditionally used for the underpainting stage. The intention is to make sure the composition works before adding colour.
The beauty of this technique is its simplicity. There is no need to mix colour, the paint can be applied directly to the canvas just like using a pencil. It’s a similar process to drawing as we use the white of the canvas for the lights whilst adding paint for the darks.
We will be using this technique to introduce students to the art of mixing paint beginning with two pigments (black and white) before moving on to the complexities of colour.
Grisaille is a term used for a monochrome painting using shades of grey. A Grisaille may be painted for its own sake or used as an underpainting. The difference with this technique and the Imprimatura is that the lights are built up using impasto paint layers.
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