Academy Portrait Painting Course 2024/25
Take your skills to the next level this year and learn the traditional techniques of classical realist art. The portrait painting course will teach you tried and tested methods going back to the Renaissance.
Cost £2950 (deposit £200)
One years academic studies 2024-2025
Total of 40 weeks tuition
14th Sep – 19th Oct | Half Term | 2nd Nov – 21st Dec 2024
4th Jan – 8th Feb | Half Term | 22nd Feb – 12th April 2025
26th April – 24th May | Half Term | 7th June – 19th July 2025
The Portrait Painting 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.
Louis Smith is a classically trained portrait painter who studied in Florence for three years. A painter of bespoke portraits he undertakes various commissions ranging from individuals through to families and professionals. To see some examples of his work go to louissmithart.com