Portrait Painting

With Owen Normand
Thursday 1pm – 4pm

3rd Floor Poldrate Granary

Course Description

This 10 week portraiture course aims to make portraiture a less daunting subject by breaking it down into manageable bite-sized stages that anyone can complete. We will get to grips with how to simplify the head and face, measure proportions, judge light and shade, simplify colour, understand colour temperature, and use colour studies to problem solve, before starting a more finished painting. We will study the masters of portraiture and also look at contemporary portrait artists and how they work. We will mainly be working from photographs, paintings and self portraiture from life. The students will provide their own materials and are welcome to work in whatever medium they prefer (acrylic, oils, pastels, etc).

About Owen

Owen Normand is a contemporary figurative painter who studied at Edinburgh College of Art. He was winner of the prestigious BP Portrait Young Artist Award in 2013 and was named as one of 15 emerging artists of great promise by Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Art’s Chief Curator in 2014. He has had solo exhibitions in Berlin and Lisbon, and has exhibited in group shows in London, New York, Berlin, Edinburgh and Glasgow. His work is held in private collections in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, The Netherlands, USA, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong.