Online Portrait Painting Program (Portraiture) 2022/23

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Deposit = £200
Cost =  £975 per term (3 terms per course)

Limited to 8 Students

Try before you buy. Before joining the course we will arrange 4 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 2022/23

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

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 2022-2023.
Tuesdays and Fridays 9.00am-12.30am

Terms
1st Term
20th Sep – 28th Oct | Half Term | 8th Nov – 16th Dec 2022
Christmas Break
2nd Term
3rd Jan – 10th Feb | Half Term | 21st Feb – 31st March 2023
Easter
3rd Term
18th April – 26th May | Half Term | 6th June – 14th July 2023

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
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.

Grisaille
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.

Daily Schedule Includes

  • Theory behind the days lesson.
  • Demonstration of each step.
  • Critiques of classwork and independent study.
  • Assignment for further independent study to reinforce the lesson.

Topics Covered

Drawing

Online portrait painting course burnt umber wash drawing of an eye

Lesson

Lesson = Students learn how to measure using the sight-size method, learning how to map the features of the face.

Exercise = Students work from master copies then they are required to apply what they have learned for themselves.

Model = Master copies and photo references of the features.

Homework = Practice painting the skull from a different angle.

Outcome

Students will learn:

  • How to make a correct line.
  • How to measure.
  • How to describe the features of the face.

Anatomy of Light

Online portrait painting course burnt umber drawing anatomy of light

Lesson

Lesson = How to render form using the wash drawing technique using the white of the canvas for the lights and building up the darks using a dry brush which is similar to a pencil drawing.

Exercise = Follow the steps listed to illustrate form in relation to the anatomy of light.

Model = Polystyrene, ball, square and cylinder.

Homework = Repeat the steps in class using the ball and cylinder.

Outcome

  • Understand the anatomy of light.
  • How to render form.

Rendering the Head

Online portrait painting course burnt umber drawing of the head

Lesson

Lesson = Rendering the head. This is the last of the wash drawing exercises pulling together all the principles taught so far.

Exercise = Follow the 23-step guide.

Model = Photo reference.

Homework = Practice this technique using a sitter or reference photo.

Outcome

Learn all the steps to complete a rendered wash drawing portrait.

Skull

Online portrait painting course grisaille painting of a skull

Lesson

Lesson = Introduction to Grisaille technique, mixing two colours using black and white paint.

Exercise = Paint a skull using the monochrome palette paying careful attention to edges.

Model = Working from the skull.

Homework = Practice this technique, painting the skull from a different angle.

Outcome

Students will learn to:

  • mix paint and use of medium.
  • manipulate paint on the canvas.
  • work wet into wet paint.
  • edge manipulation.

Asaro Head

Assaro Head Realist Academy

Lesson

Lesson = Using the Asaro Head, find the tonal range of each facet so they all work together to create a solid, believable structure. There are lots of sharp edges to consider!

Exercise = Paint a Asaro Head using a monochrome palette paying careful attention to the tonal relationships and fine edges.

Model = Asaro Head.

Homework = Practice this technique painting the head from a different angle.

Outcome

Students will learn:

  • the subtleties of tonal relationships.
  • edge manipulation.
  • structure of the face.

Applying the Asaro Head

Online portrait painting course Grisaille portrait

Lesson

Lesson = In this lesson we will applying the planes of the Asaro head to a human face.

Exercise = Break down what appear to be the rounded forms of a young woman into simplified planes.

Model = Working from a reference image to produce above portrait.

Homework = Repeating the same process from a photo reference.

Outcome

Students will learn how to render subtle skin tones and the details of the face using monochrome paint.

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Timetable
2nd Term = 3rd Jan – 10th Feb | Half Term | 21st Feb – 31st March 2023

Term 2 Limited Palette
The second term of the online portrait painting course will focus on gaini