Painting Portraits from the Masters - D1701P032

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Thursday, 21 Sep 2017 For 10 days

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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.

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