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Life Painting
Lucian Freud Style

London Drawing @ Artizan Street Library

11th February 2023

10 am - 4.30 pm

Spend the day exploring the work of Lucian Freud - expressive paint handling, colour mixing for skin tone and playing with composition - all from the life model.

A great day of explorative painting for all abilities- lots of individual tuition to allow you to take the session to your own level and build your painting skills.

Suitable for all abilities

£95 (incl. materials)


Courses at City Lit

City Lit - Covent Garden

Short and long courses

I teach a variety of courses which deal with drawing and painting from observation. Courses include Painting 1 and 2, Pastel Techniques and Year of the Figure and Portrait. I also teach on a couple of advanced courses which are over 3 terms - Advanced Painting and Advanced Figure and Portrait.

Have a look on their website for updated classes - please note their website is down and should be up and running again soon.


Portrait Painting Online

London Drawing - Online via Zoom

1st - 22nd February (Wednesdays)

7 - 9 pm

This fun 4 week portrait course is about loosening up your approach to painting portraits, playing with materials and embracing something new.


Each class will explore a different colour palette, mark making techniques and ways to build an expressive portrait. We will also cover the basics of proportions and how to use the planes of the head to create form.


Working from a live model there will be demos and artist inspiration to keep everyone on the right track and an opportunity for feedback on your work.

Suitable for all levels



Expressive Portrait Painting

Paintbox Art School - East Lothian

17th - 20th July 2023

9.30 am - 3.30 pm

This four-day painting course explores different approaches to making expressive portraits with an emphasis on techniques to help loosen up.  As well as small quick portraits, there will be an opportunity to work on a larger painting over several days.

Working from the model we will begin by making small portrait studies on board using big brushes and consider their impact on mark-making and gestural paint handling. You will be shown how to build the structure of the head using directional brush strokes and ways to apply thicker paint.

Whether you are starting out with portraits or looking to develop your skills this intensive course will take you in exciting new directions built on a solid foundation.

Suitable for all abilities

£340 (incl. materials)

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