Learn to paint portraits from photographs
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Art Workshops in Wirral

'Paint Portraits from Photographs' (SB014)

This workshop was last run on 29th and 30th April 2015. Please contact me to request a repeat running of this workshop. The workshop was initially run as a full-day workshop, but may be condensed to a half-day. However, the longer the day, the more we achieve! More information on my workshops...

Step-by-step guide to painting portraits from photos
Step-by-step tuition guides students through the painting of a portrait from photographs

This workshop demonstrate a logical, step-by-step guide to the production of portrait paintings from family photographs. It will provide students with a working methodology which they can take into future portrait paintings.

The workshop will take place under my tuition in my home studio - a light and airy conservatory - in the Wirral. Student numbers will be kept to a minimum (2 or 3 students) to facilitate one-to-one tuition. The workshop will offer step-by-step tuition in an informal, friendly atmosphere, where students and tutor can bounce ideas off one another. It is my intention that students enjoy a productive, informative and fulfilling day. The class is suitable for beginners or more experienced artists. More information on my workshops...


10:00 - 13:00

Following a brief introduction and demonstration of my working technique, students will be guided through the production of a portrait painting from a photograph of a family member or friend of their choice (students are encouraged to provide their own photographs in order to make their work more personal).

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 17:00

Students will complete the portrait begun in the morning session.

Please note that timings are approximate - I will make every effort to ensure that students are fully conversant with appropriate principles before moving on to subsequent stages - there is no rush and you will be under no pressure or expectations. Students may work in whichever medium - traditional oils, water-mixable oils, alkyds, acrylics etc. - you would prefer. I will produce a demonstration piece in oils prior to the workshop. By the end of the workshop you should have a finished painting and be familiar with basic elements of composition, application of paint, use of colour and working methodology. Hot and cold drinks with nibbles will be provided, as will a cold lunch.

Learn how to create portrait paintings from photos
Learn how to create portrait paintings from photos