KS3 workshop: An introduction to portrait painting

From mixing to blending

Date and time

Wednesday 19 October, 10.30–2pm


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

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 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


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