Portrait prize winner Shawn Mcgovern, James winner of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters' Ondaatje Portrait Award

Date(s) - Monday, July 16, 2018 - Friday, July 20, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Royal Drawing School


Painting the Head

From Fayum Mummy Portraits painted over 2,000 years ago to the recent Giacometti and Cezanne exhibitions, depicting what is perhaps most familiar to us – the human face – has challenged artists for centuries. Focussing on the head, this course will offer students the chance to make sustained portrait paintings over two and three day poses. Emphasis will be placed on colour mixing, and understanding how the colours and tones of the model relate to their surroundings. One-to-one teaching as well as group discussions will take place. Suitable for all levels, from the beginner to the contemporary artist looking to deepen their practice.

Dates: 16th – 20th July

Location: Royal Drawing School Shoreditch, London

Times: 10am – 5pm, Mon – Fri

Price: £350