About The Course
This one day workshop focuses on portrait painting and will look at the fundamentals of creating an expressive and painterly portrait.
The course will begin with a short introduction when Adele will talk about the ideas behind her own paintings, approaches and techniques, and we will refer to portraiture throughout history to study colour relationships, tonal values, composition and paint application.
We will look at all aspects of making a well composed portrait, from setting up to colour-mixing, and how tone and colour temperature can be used to describe structure, shape and form.
Concentrating on the head and shoulders students will begin to refine their ideas of composition through drawing and by making a small-scale tonal study before beginning to work on a painting. There will be one-to-one tuition throughout the day and the course will end with a group discussion as we look at each others’ work.
Adele’s first book ‘Painting Still Life in Oils’ published by The Crowood Press in 2012, will be available to purchase during the day.
Pay full amount or deposit.
Balance due no later than 4 weeks prior to the start of the course, see Terms and Conditions for full details
About The Venue
Trinity Buoy Wharf
‘Great tutors, friendly hosts and fab locations, and everytime I go I meet a bunch of lovely new friends. I cannot recommend The New School of Art enough. Keep up the great work and Thank you.’ – Abigail 2017
Our London HQ at Trinity Buoy Wharf is the School’s permanent home, forming part of the creative quarter of London’s Docklands. The small but perfectly formed first floor studio overlooks the Thames and across to the Millennium Dome, with far reaching views and surrounded by a lively creative community.
With plenty of natural light our well equipped studio is a wonderful place to paint in and with lots of outside space this location works well for plein air painting also.