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Portrait in Oils Workshop 1 hour before event starts £175.00 £6.04

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Whether you have spent very little or a lot of time on portraiture, and would like to learn more about traditional techniques in a friendly workshop, I would love to help you. My workshop numbers are small (maximum 7), which means I can dedicate quality time to each and every student, whatever their experience.
I find that some people are nervous about portraiture and concerned about their ability. Please don't be because firstly, I will make the whole process easy to understand, and secondly I will help and encourage you all of the way. 
All materials are provided.

Location: Lechlade upon Thames in the Cotswolds
Maximum workshop number: 7
Medium: Oils or acrylics
Accommodation: List of local venues available
Duration: 2 consecutive days
Cost: £190 per person including lunches, optional 3rd day £60 when possible.


This course covers oil and/or acrylic painting techniques, based upon the approach of the Old Masters. We explore glazing – using thin transparent colours – and impasto – thicker paint and texture – to create artworks with depth and drama. We look at artists past and present to learn how they approached their work, and I demonstrate the various techniques we discuss.

I’ll then guide you through the whole process from gridding up and drawing to completion, whilst exploring the techniques shown. The results are always stunning, with students amazed at how effective these methods can be and how much easier they are to tackle than anticipated.

Throughout the workshop I’ll encourage you to tailor what you learn to your natural style, as I do not believe in forcing students down the ‘lookalike’ route. All sessions are facilitated in an informal way, with plenty of one to one time. I believe it is as important to work on someone’s self belief, as it is their painting skills, and as such I always do my best to help my students grow in confidence as artists.

Do you have questions about Portraits in Oils? Contact Mike Skidmore

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