Weekend Workshop: An Introduction to Miniature Portrait Painting

9 March - 10 March 2019, 11:00-17:00

Education Studio

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

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.

Jenny Brooks of the Royal Miniature Society and Hilliard Society leads this two-day introduction to miniature painting. Drawing on the working practices of Hilliard and Oliver and her own work, Jenny will outline materials and painting procedures. Through demonstrations, exercises and one-to-one tuition, students will work in watercolour on watercolour paper, using the trace down method with a chosen image or working from a small drawn portrait head, beginning work on a final portrait on day two. The workshop includes a visit to Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver.

Jenny Brooks is a professional fine artist specialising in the traditional form of miniature portrait painting. Her miniature portraits in pencil and watercolour have won prestigious exhibition awards in England, Canada and the USA. Jenny studied Fine Art at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, Wiltshire, and Goldsmith’s College, London. Following an extensive teaching career as Head of Art in schools, Jenny now combines her commissioned studio work with teaching Fine Art, Miniature and Botanical painting and drawing. She is a member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters and Gravers and has exhibited annually with them since 1989. She became a Council Member for the Hilliard Society of Miniaturists in 1991, exhibiting annually since 1990.

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Part of the programme of events complementing Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver.