art4you Scotland

Portrait drawing class

Do faces fascinate you? Would a portrait drawing class interest you?

portrait is a painting an artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.

The art of the portrait flourished in Ancient Greek and especially Roman sculpture, where sitters demanded individualized and realistic portraits, even unflattering ones. During the 4th century, the portrait began to retreat in favor of an idealized symbol of what that person looked like. (Compare the portraits of Roman Emperors Constantine I and Theodosius I at their entries.) In the Europe of the Early Middle Ages representations of individuals are mostly generalized. True portraits of the outward appearance of individuals re-emerged in the late Middle Ages, in tomb monuments, donor portraits, miniatures in illuminated manuscripts and then panel paintings.

Our models at the portrait class are people from day to day life. We have different models every session allowing you to capture a wide variety of expressions.

If you would like to explore the subtle art of drawing and painting people get in touch. During the class you  learn about proportion, anatomical structure and tonal contrast. Portrait class takes place Thursdays 10-12 with models and with direction and feedback from the tutor. Next block starts 22nd Feb, 6 weeks.

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