KS3–5 workshop: Portraiture from preparation to paint

Date and time

Wednesday 31 January, 10am–2pm

Pigott Education Centre Foyer


To book, please email school bookings on SchoolBookings@ng-london.org.uk

Maximum number of pupils: 60 per time slot

Cancellation policy: Workshops are free. However, please note that there is a charge of £150 for cancellations received less than 28 days before the date of the workshop.

This study day supports the Art and Design curriculum by increasing pupils’ proficiency in the handling of different materials such as acrylic paint and canvas boards. Students will also develop a critical understanding of portraiture through the visual investigation of a selection of portraits from the 1400s–1700s.

Working with portraiture artists Robin-Lee Hall and Sadie Lee, students will explore the process of creating a portrait from preparation to painting. Learners will begin an acrylic portrait based on a chosen painting from the collection.

After drawing out on canvas boards (traced if necessary), the artists will guide students through a basic colour palette related to colours that the original artist would have used. Through a step by step demonstration learners will be guided in techniques for mixing and blending.

Image above: Detail from Rembrandt, Self Portrait at the Age of 34, 1640