Human Portrait Painting Workshop, with Jacob Gourley, Sun 16 June 2024, 10-4pm, £126

Enhance your artistic skills and delve into the captivating world of portrait painting with our exclusive workshop. Whether you opt for the standalone experience or combine it with our portrait drawing workshop on Saturday, June 15th, this immersive session is designed to elevate your proficiency in portraiture.

Working directly with a live human portrait model, this workshop offers a demanding yet immensely rewarding experience. Perfect for those looking to refine their skills, this course provides structured guidance to help you master the fundamental principles of portraiture, all while encouraging individual expression and style.

Led by the teaching artist Jacob Gourley, our small group setting (maximum 10 participants) ensures personalised attention and ample opportunity for one-on-one guidance. While previous portraiture experience is not mandatory, having some background in drawing and painting is recommended to make the most of this experience.

Throughout the workshop, you’ll gain valuable insights into achieving the correct proportions, orientation, and structure of the head. We’ll introduce you to the foundational principles and preliminary stages of rendering a portrait, emphasizing proportional guidelines and the intricacies of light and shade. Working with both acrylic and oil paints, you’ll have the chance to experiment and hone your skills in a supportive and inspiring environment.

By the end of the workshop, you will have acquired essential techniques, including how to use acrylic and oil paints effectively for portraits, mastering the intricacies of head proportions, and understanding the interplay of color and light and shadow.

All materials needed for the workshop, including paints and canvases, are provided, ensuring a hassle-free experience. Additionally, a delicious lunch and refreshing beverages are included, creating a conducive and enjoyable atmosphere for your creative journey.

Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the art of portraiture. Join us for a day of exploration, expression, and artistic growth. Reserve your spot now to embark on this inspiring creative adventure.

4 in stock

Your Basket

Wait List & General Enquiries

Please let us know if you'd like to be put on a waiting list for any sold-out courses or Workshops. Please give as much detail as possible in the message box

  • Would you like to join our mailing list?
    In accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), your information provided will only be used by art4youScotland - for further information see our Privacy Policy.
  • What is the answer to three x 4