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Date(s) - Tuesday, April 28, 2020
All Day

Summerleaze Gallery


Portrait Workshop

Workshops for Artists

Sadly, we’ve had to postpone our March and April workshops but we’re still hoping that planned workshops with Anthony Connolly RP, Andrew James RP and Richard Pikesley NEAC will happen in due course.

Meanwhile, we will be offering some online tutorials and activities.

for details please visit:


Life Drawing & Painting

10am – 5pm

Tutor: Anthony Connolly


£85 per day [All seven days £495 – saving £100 on the total cost]

(the price includes delicious home cooked lunch and refreshments throughout the day)

click here to book this workshop

This workshop will provide an opportunity for artists to make sustained drawings and paintings from the model. The model, or models if numbers permit, will be posed for the whole day. Those wishing to make several studies will be encouraged to move around the pose while those wishing to complete a more substantial drawing or painting will have the opportunity to do so. Anthony aims to slow down the process of observation and allow time for each person to construct accurate and meaningful observations. The day will be longer than the usual Summerleaze day, starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm.

Participants can book individual days or save significantly by booking the package of 7 days.

Anthony Connolly

Anthony Connolly trained at Goldsmith’s College. He is a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. He has work in many public and private collections including the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, West Point Military Academy and Rhodes House and Campion Hall, both in Oxford.
He now lives with his family in Wiltshire where he also has a studio. He is an experienced teacher and he is well known here at the Summerleaze where he has been teaching for several years.


2016     The Drawing Award,  RWA, Bristol

2015     shortlisted for The Valeria Sykes Award – New Light

2015     finalist -The ING Drawing Bursary

2014     The AXA Award for Drawing, RHA Dublin

2012     The Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing

2009     The Changing Faces Prize

2004     The Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing