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Portrait Painting Summer School *new dates

London Drawing @ Waterloo Action Center

16th - 18th August 2023  

20th - 22nd September 2023

10.30 am - 3.30 pm

Create strong and confident portrait paintings, with lots of in depth one to one tuition and demonstrations, your confidence in handling paint will build with guaranteed results.


You will learn about colour theory, application and handling of paint using confident colour and brush work, starting the course in drawing using a range of approaches and move into painting in both acrylics and oils.

A great friendly and informative experience with a like minded group. We hope you will join us!

Suitable for all levels

£195 (inclu. materials)


Portrait Painting with guest model Emily Metal Skin

London Drawing @ Artizan Street Library

7th October 2023

10 am - 4.30 pm

This will be a a special portrait drawing & painting workshop with special guest model Emily Metal Skin who is visiting from the USA! Emily is a fantastically passionate model and a true muse - superb for to draw and paint with!


Expect exciting and dynamic portrait painting using lush colour and strong brushwork – go for it and be confident in your approach to painting.

You will be shown new ways to make marks and explore gestural paint handling to build the structure of the head. With plenty of demonstrations and one-to-one tuition to keep you on the right track.


Suitable for all levels

£95 (inclu. materials)


Advanced Figure and Portrait

City Lit - Covent Garden

13th October - 21st June 2023

10 am - 5 pm

The human form offers inexhaustible potential for communication and expression of ideas; this is an exciting advanced course for those with experience of working with the figure and/or portrait who would like the challenge of exploring new perspectives on the figurative tradition in drawing, painting and mixed media.

This year long, non-accredited programme has as its focus the human figure; you will explore both historical and contemporary approaches to visualising the figure in life, action, the imagination and personal narratives, through depth of visual study and sustained studio practice.

As this is an advanced course, you will need to have prior experience of life/portrait drawing/painting.

£2499 (inclu. all materials)


Ways of Painting a Dynamic Nude

Paintbox Art School

4th & 5th November 2023

10 am - 3 pm

This is a fun and informative workshop exploring the gestural possibilities of paint and a more contemporary approach to working from the model.

You will be encouraged to explore the tactile qualities of your materials, working boldly to keep a looseness and freshness of paint, using the medium to reproduce the qualities of flesh. Through experimentation, you will explore different ways to create tension in the painting through a variety of mark making in your preferred medium.


Suitable for all levels

£160 (inclu. all materials)

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