Brighton, United Kingdom
This day workshop focuses on drawing skills aimed at creating short informal sketches of the portrait with lots of shorter poses to draw from the model. These ideas transfer to creating the foundations of a longer drawing as well.
This workshop welcomes artists of all abilities who are keen to develop their portrait drawing whether it be beginners looking for a place to start or anyone who is keen to try new approaches.
What to Expect
The first half of the workshop will cover the first steps in laying out a portrait with emphasis on the gesture of the head and face and basic proportions and construction of the head.
After lunch we will look at more exercise-driven experimental approaches such as varying our materials and more diverse approaches to drawing the portrait.
Tutor Lancelot Richardson will be leading the workshop providing tutored sections and will be on hand to offer assistance throughout the day.
The workshop runs from 10am-5pm on Sunday 26th March with a 1 hour lunch break from 1-2pm. There will also be extra teabreaks in the day.
You may arrive at 9:45am onwards. When you arrive please head for the large blue door next to the Managers Office on the New England Street side of the building. Please ring the number on the door to be let in.
There will be lots of opportunities to practise these skills by drawing from the model in the workshop and tutor Lancelot Richardson will be on hand to provide assistance and feedback.
All materials are included in the cost of the course though you may wish to bring a folder to take your drawings home in.
Running of the Session and Accesibility
When you arrive at the building head to the front door next to the building manager's office. The doors are locked at the weekend so please call the phone number on the door to be let in.
The building has a wheelchair ramp lifts and accessible toilets. Unfortunately the building does not provide parking. If you have access needs please get in touch so we can help you enjoy life classes.
Illness and Covid
Please do not attend this workshop if you have covid flu are otherwise infectious or showing similar symptoms such as coughing sneezing fever etc. You will receive a refund as well as our appreciation! Please get in touch ASAP so your place on the workshop can be offered to someone else.
The studio has an industrial grade air filter and is well ventilated with high ceilings.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about the session!
This session is run via the Draw Brighton studio and adheres to their basic model rates of £20/hr including breaks. Draw also guarantees sick pay for life models. We believe it is important and ethical to compensate our models with a fair living wage.
Tickets for Sketching the Portrait - 1 Day Workshop with Tutor Lancelot Richardson can be booked here.