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Portrait Painting Using Coloured Pencils

  • Location: Flatford Mill
  • Tutor: Janie Pirie
  • Dates: Wednesday 23 October 2019 to Friday 25 October 2019
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • NON-RESIDENT: £170

Discover the wonderful world of coloured pencils and learn how to create rich and colourful drawings of all things in terms of portraiture - all without adding water to the painting! This course is for all levels and is designed to show the simplicity and the effectiveness of using wax and oil based coloured pencils (not watercolour pencils) to create a likeness. During the course we will dedicate time to the actual drawing of the chosen subject, the composition of the picture and the basics of using coloured pencils. (You will need to bring along a good quality photograph of who you want to draw. It needs to be about A5 size or a little larger.)This will include: - observation of the basic form and shape of the subject - how to re-create it on paper - how to make the subject 'interesting' - using coloured pencils correctly - learning how to blend colours - how to create different textures and surface areas - how to make the subject look 'real'. We will also look at paper types and the way the pencils behave on them, together with other 'aids' useful to the coloured pencil artist.

Bring a friend!

If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.

Please contact FSC Flatford Mill on 01206 297110 or [email protected] to book this offer.

Janie Pirie is one of the leading coloured pencil artists in the UK. She is member of the Society of Botanical Artists and has been awarded their Gold Medal for her work. Take a look at her website to appreciate the quality of her own drawings and paintings: http://www.janiepirie.co.uk/

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