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This course will introduce participants to drawing and painting portraits and is suitable for beginners and those with some experience. The course will provide an understanding of the methods, techniques and ways of looking needed to create a likeness. The course runs for six weeks. The first half will focus on drawing and the second half will focus on painting. For drawing, paper and charcoal will be provided. Please bring your own painting materials for that part of the course, advice can be given earlier in the course.
Days: Six Tuesdays
Autumn Dates: 4th October - 8th November 2016
Allan Ramsay has exhibited regularly at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. He is a 1st prizewinner of the John Player Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery, London (now the BP Portrait Awards). He has held portrait drawing and painting classes at The National Portrait Gallery, London, Glasgow Museums and Galleries, Glasgow School of Art and Wimbledon School of Art. He has completed portrait commissions for numerous institutions including the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and The National Portrait Gallery, London. Allan holds a studio at Phoenix Brighton.
About Phoenix Brighton Arts Courses
Phoenix Brighton’s arts courses provide a unique mix of high quality workshops aimed at practicing and aspiring artists and art lovers at all levels. They are suitable for anyone (from beginners upwards unless otherwise stated) who wants to learn new skills from professional artists and would like to meet likeminded people in a supportive and creative environment. We normally provide all the basic materials unless stated in the course descriptions. You need to register in advance as some popular courses fill up very quickly.
All courses are aimed at adults (over 18) unless otherwise stated. Course fees are kept as low as possible to encourage everyone to participate in the arts, including those on low incomes but not eligible for benefits, such as many artists. Therefore we do not offer separate concessionary rates for members of the public. We are unable to offer discounted rates for other reasons, for instance if you are unable to attend all the sessions, unless the course has already started and has unfilled spaces.
How To Pay
We accept payment online by PayPal, credit or debit card (as a guest without starting a PayPal account) and offline via cheque (choose the 'show other payment options' under the 'PayPal Checkout' button for this option). Cheques must be payable to "Phoenix Brighton" and sent with full contact details and the name of the course you are booking to: The Artistic Learning Co-ordinator, Phoenix Brighton, 10-14 Waterloo Place, Brighton, BN2 9NB. We regret we do not have the facility to take card payments over the telephone or in person. To pay by card click 'order now' and choose the second option (underneath the pay by PayPal option).
Phoenix Brighton members receive a 15% discount. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the necessary booking code, it is not available in the Phoenix Office from other staff members.
We regret we are unable to provide car or bicycle parking facilities (except for participants with disabilities).
If you have any special needs please let us know and we will endeavour to accomodate them. We have disabled access on the ground floor where the courses are held, including a ramp and toilet facilities. Please email email@example.com for information. There are many car parks in the London Road area nearby. We are only a few minutes walk from Brighton Station.
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Refunds require 2 weeks notice prior to the start of the course and will involve the deduction of our costs such as transaction fees or bank charges. If less than less than 2 weeks notice is given prior to the course start date we regret that refunds or transfers to other courses are NOT possible.
Courses are aimed at over 18s.
If a course is cancelled we will endeavour to give as much notice as possible by sending participants an email. It is rare for us to cancel courses but it occasionally happens due to events beyond our control, in that case we refund the payment in full.
Please ensure you check your email before a class starts as we or the tutor may be in touch with instructions/advice.
Phoenix Arts Association Ltd (trading as Phoenix Brighton) is a charitable (not-for-profit) arts organisation based in central Brighton.
10–14 Waterloo Place
Brighton BN2 9NB
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for course queries, or email@example.com fr non-course related queries about Phoenix Brighton (gallery visits/space hire etc).
+44 (0)1273 603700
Registered Company No 3136932
Registered Charity No 1051551
For more information about Phoenix Brighton see http://www.phoenixbrighton.org