WORKSHOPS   

Learning to paint PORTRAITS calls on a variety of technical skills, such as understanding of anatomy, drawing/ painting form, learning to interpret the flow of light in a conceptual way. We all want to achieve a “quick” portrait but in order to paint faster we need to slow down. In painting portraits it is vital to be accurate as one millimetre error takes us to “Uncanny Valley”! 
 
We all need training to improve our talents, the road to painting portraits is fascinating and an exciting challenge to achieve likeness, character and the satisfaction of a good drawing/painting. 
 
 
TESTIMONIALS:  
 
"I have recently completed a three day portrait course with the award winning portrait painter and talented Lindy Allfrey. For a novice to portraits her teaching skills and knowledge were exceptional. It is an honour to be taught by someone who is so professional and passionate about her work, her relaxed style within a wonderful studio puts you at ease from the start. The course has enabled me to lay the foundations in portrait painting and look forward to future courses with Lindy. I would fully recommend this course to anyone who is keen to learn and develop skills as an artist. Thank you a wonderful course." Tom Stimpson MBE
 
"Lindy is more than a talented artist, she is a supportive teacher and an enlightened woman who puts all those 'creatives' coming to her workshops and classes at ease. I worked hard, learnt so much about colour, technique and really had the necessary time to immerse myself in order to achieve improvement. 
Thank you Lindy, I really loved it! " Simone. 
 
In my workshops we will cover: 
 
Simple exercise to zone in eye seeing negative shapes 
Tools to help train the eye 
Draw accurately - Good drawing leads to a good painting 
Colour Theory 
Colour Mixing making Clean colours 
Draw and Paint Form 
Understanding Values 
Understanding Composition 
Understanding of materials and the oil paint process 
 
Classes are small, 4 -5 max to ensure individual attention at all times. All levels welcome.  
An oil painting of a still life on linen canvas
Initial drawing to be transferred to canvas 

 THREE DAY WEEKEND COURSE - PORTRAIT PAINTING 

Friday 11:00 start 
Drawing the skull, anatomy, cast and planes of the face, to learn the basics of portrait drawing/painting. Colour mixing beautiful subtle skin tones. Principles of gaining likeness and character. 
 
Days two and three 
Paint from the Model with tips and direction at all times. 
 
Course will be on: 
2-4th Nov 18 1 space left 
More will be arranged by request. 
 
Price for 3 day Course 
 
£280  
 
20% deposit non-refundable to book a place. Remainder payable 2 weeks before the course.  
 
Tuesday morning & afternoon workshops - Phone for details. 
 
Lindy's north lit studio for portrait painting with perfect lighting

THREE DAY COURSE - PORTRAIT PAINTING 

Day one 
Drawing the skull, anatomy, cast and planes of the face, to learn the basics of portrait drawing/painting. Colour mixing beautiful subtle skin tones. Principles of gaining likeness and character. 
 
Days two and three 
Paint from the Model with tips and direction at all times. 
 
Courses will be on: 
17-19 Jan 18 Fully booked 
7-9 Feb 18 Fully booked 
9-11 May 18 Fully booked 
6-8 June 18 
4-6 July 18 Fully booked 
3-5 Oct 18 Fully booked 
14-16 Nov 18 
 
Paint, Canvas, paper, charcoal, easels included. Tea, frothy coffee provided. 
 
£280 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Cotswold Town of Stow-on-the Wold where Lindy's studio for portrait painting artists
COURSES ARE RUN FROM LINDY'S STUDIO IN STOW-ON-THE-WOLD. 
To find out more or book on a course, contact Lindy now
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