Full fee: £92.50 | Over 65s: £83.25 | Benefit: £74.00
Tutor: Bill Guilding
This is an online course. Please check material lists section below for extra details. In these 5 online lessons develop your skill at drawing or painting faces, but at home. The tutor will email you photographs to work from just before each session, and we’ll then have a 2½ hour online lesson on Zoom. After the lesson you may continue to work on your portrait at home if you wish, and you can email your work to the tutor for further feedback. The course will start with a short illustrated talk about the structure of faces and then a demonstration of portrait drawing. Later in the course you'll have the option to work from one of your own photos if you wish, and those with some experience may wish to move beyond drawing, for example using pastel or paint. You may use any drawing or painting medium. Some previous experience of drawing from observation is recommended.
This is an online course so you will need a computer or tablet with Zoom set up, and an internet connection. Bring the materials you desire for your art project. ssuggestions are: If you want to paint very realistically, use oils rather than acrylics. Otherwise either is ok. Please bring along:
Student quality oil or acrylic paints in the following colours:
Black, titanium white, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow deep, cadmium red, alizarin crimson or magenta or purple, phthalo or winsor blue, ultramarine blue, phthalo or viridian green, raw umber.
2 flat hog-hair (7mm & 13mm wide) 2 pointed round soft synthetic fibre (2mm & 4mm in diameter), small house painting brush (3/4 inch)
Oil/Acrylic sketch pad - A3 or 16x12 inch.
As this is anonline course this term, you will need all your mateirlas athome, including palettes .
Pencil & rubber. Overall or old shirt.
For oil painters only: low odour thinners (cheapest at B&Q), NOT turps or white spirit. Please note: Reeves oil paints are NOT recommended - some colours never dry!
Please note: All 10, and 12 week courses have a half term break in the middle. For term dates please visit our ‘Contact us’ page. We are not open on bank holiday Monday’s and any class that falls on these days will be made up at the end of term.
Please see full terms and conditions for more information.
If a course has already started please call the office as it may be possible to join after the start date. This may only be possible if the course is not already full, if it is not disruptive for the other students and you are aware that you have missed a percentage of the course and the tutor will not have time to catch you up. This will be at discretion of the Folk House. We run our courses termly, so it might be best to start at the beginning of the course.