|Tutor||Susanne du Toit|
|Course Dates||Mondays: 8th January to 18th March 2024|
|Times||10:30AM - 4:30PM|
|Experience Level||All Levels|
This course is part of our Elective Skills Workshop series. You will be studying alongside students from our pre-degree and degree programmes.
This is an opportunity to think more carefully about the context within which you paint a portrait and your intentions for your painting. You’ll consider how you might work with a model in creating paintings, using wider cultural references to bring a different layer of meaning to the works you produce. Throughout the course, you’ll work with access to a model and an expert portrait and figure painter. Drawing inspiration from art movements, other artists, theatre, film and literature, or your own ideas, you’ll establish a series of scenes or poses and use these as the basis for your paintings.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Analyse the work of others and apply findings to their own work
- Create paintings from diverse source material
- Create a series of paintings through research and experimentation with ideas and techniques
- Consider the main factors in determining and creating the setting and composition for a portrait
- Design the setting and composition for a portrait that communicates a theme/ idea
Image / Susanne du Toit