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September, 2017
21 Thu For 10 days Painting Portraits from the Masters - D1701P032
    For 10 days Abstraction I - D1701P21
    For 10 days Composition - D1701P04
    For 10 days Techniques of Figure Sculpture - D1701S20
    For 10 days Interacting with Space, Body & Motion - D1701C101
    For 10 days Drypoint, Carborundum & Collagraph - D1701PR06
22 Fri For 10 days Issues in Drawing - D1701D06
23 Sat For 10 days Portrait and Figure Painting - D1701P31
30 Sat For 2 days WC1701003 Intro to Sculpture
    For 2 days WC1701PR14 Lino Etching with Steve Edwards
3 Tue 5:45pm - 7:30pm Painting for Beginners - EC1701013
    6:30pm - 9pm Intermediate Painting - EC1701038
    6:30pm - 9pm Painting – Developing Your Style - EC1701019
    6:30pm - 9pm Portrait Painting - EC1701N18
    6:30pm - 9pm Introduction to Oil Painting - EC1701237
    6:30pm - 9pm Drawing for Beginners - EC1701214
    6:30pm - 9pm Life Drawing - EC1701009
    6:30pm - 9pm Kiln Formed Glass - EC1701007
    6:30pm - 9:30pm Relief Printing: Linoleum Reduction and Relief Printing - EC1701PR04
    6:30pm - 9pm Comics & Graphic Novels - EC1701021
    7:45pm - 9:30pm Painting for Beginners - EC1701113
4 Wed 5:45pm - 7:30pm Drawing for Beginners - EC1701314
    6pm - 8:30pm Introduction to Oil Painting - EC1701337
    6:30pm - 9pm Creative Painting for Beginners - EC1701104
    6:30pm - 9pm Painting for Beginners - EC1701213
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Painting Portraits from the Masters - D1701P032

Thursday, 21 Sep 2017 For 10 days

  • 2 spaces available.
  • An online payment is required to book.
  • Bookings end on September 20.

Tutor: Antony Williams

Dates: Thursdays, 21st September – 30th November 2017

Times: 10am – 5pm

Experience Level: All Levels

Fee: £495

Learning how to paint portraits from master portrait painters has long been a tradition in figurative art, with master painters themselves learning from their forebears. This course will continue this tradition. The aim of the course is to give students the opportunity to study and analyse the approach taken by great portrait painters from the past. By undertaking in-depth study of paintings by the master portrait painters, students will learn to apply something of the techniques and approaches used by these artists. Gaining an insight in to how these artists worked will help students to think about how they paint portraits themselves, and how they develop a painting. Antony will first discuss with students some of the techniques used by the artists. Then, working directly from the paintings in a London gallery, by drawing on site and painting in the studio, students will analyse and then create copies of well-known portraits. For the final part of the course, students will develop portraits of their own, influenced in some way by the portrait they have been copying.

Antony Williams (R.P. P.S. N.E.AC.) studied at Farnham College and Portsmouth University. His work is on display at the National Portrait Gallery and the House of Commons and recent awards include amongst others, the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2012, the Changing Faces Prize in 2010 and the Arts Club Prize 2004 and 2008. He has been a member of the New English Art Club since 2007, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters since 1996 and the Pastel Society since 2007. Commissions include HRH The Queen, RT Hon Margaret Beckett MP, Sir Donald Sinden, Ömer Koc, Amartya Kumar Sen and Sir Alan Budd.