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Portrait Painting Techniques - Self Portrait Drawing / 3 Feb

Portrait Painting Techniques - Self Portrait Drawing / 3 Feb

If you would like to create realistic drawings, develop and showcase your own personal style, why not join Jack Ford’s paint-along class for 3 hours of fun, live on Zoom? Jack’s teaching style is casual, very informative, and easy to follow as he instructs and demonstrates his painting and drawing process, breaking it all down into logical steps.

This week, Jack demonstrates Drawing the self portrait. Over the 3 hour live session, you will work alongside Jack and see that consistent progress is not about how much time you draw, it’s about defining reasonable goals, laying out the plan, and sticking with it!

A 3 hour virtual session delivered via Zoom with commentary throughout and Q&As.

There are 6 weekly classes in total, and no matter your skill level or your time commitment you can book as many or as few classes as you wish.

Week 1: Drawing the Clothed Figure

Week 2: Alla Prima Figure

Week 3:
Portrait Drawing Basics

Week 4: Self Portrait Drawing

Week 5:
Self Portrait Painting

Week 6: The Alla Prima Portrait

All of these techniques will help improve your portrait work, and everything else you love to paint. Best of all, you’ll have more fun and find deeper satisfaction in your own portraits because your personal voice and style will begin to emerge with each new painting — what every artist is looking for!

Click here to download the materials list for this class.

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Jack Ford

Jack is a traditionally trained artist studying first at the Arts University Bournemouth and then moving to Florence to study under internationally renowned painter and teacher Charles H Cecil, where he ended up teaching at Charles H Cecil Studios, as a visiting tutor before returning back to London in 2017. Since returning Jack has worked as an artist in his studio in London, and has continued teaching as a visiting tutor at Atelier Tremlett in Lewes and returning to Florence to teach at points throughout the year.

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