The Fundamentals of Portraiture - D1701P10

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Monday, 18 Sep 2017 For 10 days

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Tutor: David Caldwell

Dates: Mondays, 18th September – 27th November 2017

Times: 10am – 5pm

Experience Level: Intermediate

Fee: £495

The aim of this course is to give students a structured approach to the techniques and methods of portrait painting. The course is intended as a revision course for students with experience of portrait painting, examining each of the fundamental aspects of portrait painting to ensure every student has a comprehensive understanding of the techniques and skills required to complete a successful portrait. The objectives are for students to revise their understanding of how to analyse form and colour, to consider again the handling and mixing of Oil Colour and how it applies to Portrait Painting. The course will also encourage students to develop the habit of looking at the work of past and present portrait artists so that this can inform their general painting practice.

David Caldwell studied at the Glasgow School of Art (1994-98) and the Royal Drawing School (2003-05). He has won several awards for portraiture including the Bulldog Bursary from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and The Founder’s Purchase Prize at the ING Discerning Eye (adjudged by the late Brian Sewell). He recently displayed 77 small portraits at the BP Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery. In recent years David has been short-listed for major awards including the Seven Investments Management ‘Conversations’ Prize , the Ruth Borchard Self-portrait Prize, the Threadneedle Figurative Art Prize, the Lynn Painter-Stainers Award and the W. Gordon Smith Award. David recently became a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

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