Christmas Holiday // The Contemporary Portrait

This drawing and painting course is taught by two artists each with a different approach to working from the head, from the painter to the theatre designer. The course offers an opportunity for a sustained period of enquiry, revision and experimentation and seeks to develop both perceptual skills and a personal language in response to the human head. Referencing a broad range of contemporary and traditional artists from Rembrandt and Van Gogh to Lucian Freud and Alice Neel, this course will explore the many facets of the drawn and painted portrait. We will explore how scale, depth, focus, tonal range, viewpoint and composition can affect the works’ emotional charge. All levels welcome including beginners.

Unfortunately, we do not offer concessions on our Christmas holiday courses.

All of our course rates are subsidised and we also offer a comprehensive concessions scheme. View all course fees and concessions.