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Portrait Drawing and Painting


28 September – 14 December 2022 / 6.30pm – 9.00pm
12 Wednesdays / No half term break

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12 Wednesdays

An introduction to the ways in which you can portray the unique characteristics and personality of a model. Projects involve basic drawing and painting exercises, including colour mixing and appropriate choice of palettes. All levels of ability are welcome.

28 September – 14 December 2022 / 6.30pm – 9.00pm
12 Wednesdays / No half term break

Tutor: Ian Rowlands
Course #: WD04

Course Materials

Please buy these materials in advance.



  • No.3 round hog
  • No.5 filbert or flat hog
  • No.2 round sable or synthetic
  • Wooden palette approx 25 x 35cm (or disposable palette available from shop) Straight bladed palette knife
  • Dipper
  • Odourless thinners (turpentine and white spirits not permitted in school) you can buy these from your tutor
  • Jam jar
  • A few small cheap canvas boards 10” x 8” or 10” x 12” inches

Oil Paints (All preferably artist’s quality)

  • Titanium White
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Venetian red
  • Ivory black

Introduced after week one:

  • Cadmium Yellow lemon
  • Cadmium Red
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • French Ultramarine
  • Cerulean blue

Optional drawing materials

  • Artists Sketchbook (A4)
  • Small hardback sketchbook (A6)
  • Drawing pencils (selection)
  • Putty / hard erasers Masking Tape


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