Portrait Drawing + Painting : Structuring the Head

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£325/£305 (discounted)


Term One:
9 Oct – 4 Dec 2019

Term Two:
8 Jan - 4 Mar 2020

6:45pm - 9pm

Alan Wilson

Programme Overview

Setting up a portrait requires some knowledge of the underlying form of the skull. Massing this framework and locating underlying anatomical landmarks, supports the confident placement of features. Initially students will draw as if ‘sculpting’ the head, working with construction lines to suggest proportion and seeking a basic overview. Analytical and expressive drawing exercises will culminate in more developed drawings using directional/form lighting. There will be demonstrations and useful handouts to encourage studio work. This course is suitable for a broad range of abilities.

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If you are a senior citizen in receipt of a state pension, unemployed or a full time FE or HE student, the discounted fee as stated in the course description is applicable. You will be required to email a scanned copy of your evidence to open-studio@gsa.ac.uk

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