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Painterly Portraits

London Drawing @ Artizan Street Library

24th February 2024

10 am - 4.30 pm

Gesture, colour, character: Lose your painting inhibitions in this exciting and practical portrait workshop.

Starting with an introduction to the ideas behind my approach and artistic influences, the workshop will guide you through the process from composition ideas to the finished painting using both acrylic and oil paints..


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.

£95 (inclu. all materials)


Inspired by the Masters - 
From Art to Life

Paintbox Art School

1st - 4th July 2024

9.30 am - 3.30 pm

Explore how to make a figure composition using studies made from paintings by the old masters, which will then inspire studio-based drawings and paintings made directly from the live model.

We will begin our research with a trip to the Scottish National Gallery to spend the day drawing from selected paintings in the collection, with a focus on composition and figure interactions. Back in the studio, over the course of the next three days we will make studies from the model, starting with collage to think about the arrangement and grouping of figures. This leads us into painting, which although routed in the past will be made with consideration of contemporary approaches.

Suitable for all levels

£380 (inclu. materials - you may want to bring your own sketchbook and canvas)

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Online Portrait Course

London Drawing 

7th - 28th March 2024

7 - 9.30 pm GMT UK Time

From Goya to  Kollwitz, Rembrandt to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Matisse to Neel, Hockney and Helene Schjerfbeck-
learn from artists to build your portrait painting language.

Explore traditional and contemporary approaches to creating portraits working from live model set-ups with a different inspiring model for every session. Expect lots of live demos and encouraging student feedback as l work alongside the class giving tips and other useful information.

Suitable for those who have some previous drawing and painting experience.

£110 (materials list provided)


Advanced Figure and Portrait

City Lit - Covent Garden

11th October 2024 - 20th June 2025

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.

Tutors: Andrea Voisey, Brian Sayers, Desmond Haughton, Benjamin Senior, Paul Dixon, Kim Scouller

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

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