This course is an ideal opportunity to develop a number of different aspects of painting, from an understanding of tone, proportion and figure drawing, through to composition, creating a likeness, developing narrative in work, formal elements of design and working with costume and fabric. This course aims to teach you how to develop ideas from initial sketches and refine ideas through to developing coherent work. The class is structured for more advanced students who perhaps have a clearer vision of what they want to achieve.
We will cover some of the techniques an artist can deploy when building a clothed narrative portrait. As well as creating a likeness and looking at compositional approaches, you will develop an understanding of how to paint fabric & drapery, exploring methods for tackling the delineation and volume in the shapes, shadows and folds of different types of garments.
To enrol on this course you will need a reasonable level of experience in both drawing and oil painting.