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Weekend Workshop: BP Portrait Award 2019

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13 July - 14 July 2019, 11:00-17:00

Education Studio

Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Imara in her Fur Coat by Charlie Schaffer © Charlie Schaffer

Imara In Her Winter Coat
by Charlie Schaffer
© Charlie Schaffer

These intimate art weekends enable you to explore, develop and improve your creativity. Working alongside leading artists and photographers, take inspiration from the Gallery and look at portraiture in new, exciting ways. Class numbers are limited to 12. All materials are provided.

Inspired by this year’s selection in the best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world, spend two days in the studio working with winning artist Charlie Schaffer. The focus of this class will be around looking – learning to look closer, pay everything equal attention (rather than focusing in on only the features) and understand the model, primarily through drawing. There will be two portrait models so that all students can be accommodated with good proximity to the subject. Suitable for all abilities, all materials provided.

For a full copy of the schedule, please click here.

Part of the programme of events complementing the BP Portrait Award 2019.