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 1400 to 1800.
Working with portraiture artist Robin-Lee Hall 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), Robin-Lee 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.
Maximum number of pupils: 60