Art Skills 7-11's - Drawing Portraits with Jazz Thompson

Art Skills 7-11's - Drawing Portraits with Jazz Thompson

30 May 2024


Royal West of England Academy, Queen's Road, Bristol BS8 1PX




30 May 2024

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Thursday 30 May 2024, 10am - 12pm

Join talented illustrator Jazz Thompson for this portrait art session and learn the basic skills for drawing a face from scratch. The session will focus on how to sketch a basic face, placement of features, how shadow and light sits, and skin tone. We will split the session into sections and work through each stage together, equipping young artists with the foundational skills for portrait art!

Inspired by our exhibitions Windrush: Portraits of a Pioneering Generation and Valda Jackson: Miss Polly the theme for this workshop will be 'People who inspire us'.

Jazz Thompson is a Bristol-based illustrator who specialises in murals, live illustration, portraiture, and digital art. Her work has been on the walls of Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican and Bristol Museum, and is often centred around social change and activism

Suitable for children ages 7 - 11.

Limited places available - booking recommended.

Adults must remain in the building but are encouraged to enjoy the café, galleries and RWA shop while their children are in the workshop. Accompanying Adults will receive complimentary exhibition entry.

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Refund and Cancellation Policy: We can offer full refunds provided you notify us more than 14 days before the start of your class with us. Cancellations made within 14 days of the class date cannot be refunded. If we cancel a workshop for any reason will we provide a full refund.


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