Introduction to Portrait Painting

3 Day workshop

Tues 23rd - Thurs 25th October, 2018

Where:  Residential at Four Star Delphi Resort Hotel, Leenane, Co. Galway

Outline: This workshop is for artists who would like to try, or improve their portrait painting skills.  All the key issues will be covered using live models and easy to follow demonstrations will be given each day as well as one-to-one guidance throughout.

And all based in a luxurious 4 Star Hotel with Spa surrounded by Connemara mountains – what could be nicer? And if you've a partner, they will have a choice of many interesting things to do in this beautiful area, or just relax! Go on, treat yourselves... as they say, you're worth it!!  And the hotel has given really attractive rates for accompanying persons sharing PLUS an Early Bird offer that can save you €50.

For Intermediate, Experienced or Advanced painters

Most artists think portraits are too hard to even try. It's not true.

On this workshop, in the lovely Delphi Hotel, I'll show you the key skills you need to capture a good likeness, and you'll practice these skills over the three days. You'll be surprised how well you improve and it will give you the confidence to paint family, friends and maybe even commissions.

We'll cover the specific steps to take in building up a portrait, and I'll do specific demonstrations on how to paint eyes, nose, mouth and ears. You'll learn how to mix natural skin colours and how to paint skin in shadow.  How to light the sitter and how to pose them will also be covered in this really interesting workshop.

It's a great feeling to 'reveal' a human face on canvas, so why not give yourself the chance to really get to grips with this wonderful genre of painting.

And in the evenings, relax at our group dinners and perhaps sample the Spa and treatment centre - all in all a wonderful Autumn break in the heart of Connemara.

These workshops were overbooked when I ran them previously in Dublin - places are strictly limited on this one due to having live models, so contact me early to avoid disappointment.

Prices for this All Inclusive Workshop*

*includes: Welcome reception Mon evening, 3 Days Hotel full board from Monday evening dinner to breakfast Thursday; 3 days tutored Art Workshop 10.00 to 4.30 each day including talks, demonstrations and lots of one-to-one tuition; Departing Thursday unless you make additional separate arrangements with Delphi Resort Hotel.

Early Bird Prices before end Jan 2018

Single Participant €645

Participant sharing with non-painting partner €795

Prices from Feb 1st 2018

Single Participant €695

Participant sharing with non-painting partner €855

To Reserve a Place Click Here and email me your interest; I'll advise you if there's a place available and if there is, you can then pay a deposit or full fee either online with PayPal or by cheque to my postal address which I will give you.

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Please note these Early Bird prices will increase from Feb 1st 2018.

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