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The Heatherley School of Fine Art, 75 Lots Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0RN  |  phone 020 7351 4190

Drawing and Painting Portraits


19 – 23 August 2024

Five days
Monday to Friday
10:00am to 4:00pm

Course #: SC15

places available


During this course you will learn to draw and paint the human head from direct observation. You will be encouraged to express your own personal vision in oil paints via the study of anatomy, gesture and facial expression. A portrait model will be available every day. This course is suitable for students of all levels, both beginners and those with experience.

The aim of the course is for you to leave feeling confident in the progress you have made and looking forward to exploring other aspects of drawing and painting the model in the future.

Tutor: Allan Ramsay

19 – 23 August 2024

Five days
Monday to Friday
10:00am to 4:00pm

Course #: SC15

Course Materials

This basic materials list is the minimum requirement. You may already have your own paints – if not, please buy these before you come to Heatherleys to prevent a long queue at the tiny school shop! (where you will be able to buy canvas). You will be able to buy your drawing materials from your tutor on the first day when you will also be given more advice about materials and support.

Oil Painting Materials List
Oil paints 38ml tubes
– Cadmium Red
– French Ultramarine Blue
– Cadmium Yellow
– Titanium White
– 250ml bottle Low odour thinners
Please only bring low odour thinners with you or buy them
here. For health and safety reasons we do not permit the use
of white spirit or turpentine at Heatherleys.
– Brushes size 3, 5, 8 (flat hog bristle)
– Large tear-off or wooden palette
– Double dippers
– Palette knife
– Kitchen roll / rags
– Purified Linseed Oil
– Apron


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