NEW! Experimental Portraits

NEW! Experimental Portraits

26 Oct 2024 | 1 day | Full day


RWA Drawing School Studio, RWA, BS8 1PX




26 Oct 2024

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Tutor - Jill Carter

1-day workshop

Saturday 26 October 2024, 10.30am - 4.30pm 

Be inspired to explore diverse creative approaches to gestural portraiture using life model, ourselves and each other as subjects. Experiment with inks, watercolours, pen, aqua pencils and collage to create poetic and playfully expressive portraits. Enjoy different approaches to gestural mark making, use of colour and mixed media, drawing inspiration from contemporary portrait artists, for instance, Picasso, Basquiat and Dumas.

Jill says “I love intuitively experimenting with storytelling portraiture, discovering what happens with different art materials, surfaces, media and colours, allowing a space for us to bridge worlds between observation, documentation, abstraction and playful imagination

There will be a range of exciting materials provided in the studio, although you will need to supplement with some found objects/ephemera from home to personalise your work. Please bring an apron or wear clothes suitable for an art studio. Please bring a bag or portfolio for taking your work home at the end of the session.

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Participants must be 16 or over.

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