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Limited Palette Portrait

Course Times & Enrolment

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Course Summary

Students will be encouraged to work directly from a life model at pace with a restricted colour palette and limited painting tools to produce lively and expressive head studies all in just over an hour…can it be done?

Course Details

Pre-requisites for enrolment

No experience required

Special Infomation

Essentials Materials and equipment students will need to provide themselves:

· Pencils and charcoal

· Set of acrylic paints and brushes

· Paper or card to paint on

· Sponge

Content of Course

This is a one off short workshop which will include:

10 minute demonstration of techniques followed by close one-to-one tuition

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • understand the use of restricted palette;
  • exploit the use of coloured grounds;
  • explore a range of mark-making techniques;
  • complete a one-hour head study.

Sources

Core Readings

Recommended but not required:

Freud, Lucian, 1982. Lucian Freud. London: Thames and Hudson

Dumas, Marlene, 2014. Marlene Dumas: the Image as Burden. London: Tate Publishing

Doig, Peter, 2014. Peter Doig. London: Tate Publishing  

Tuchman, M. et al, eds. 2001. Soutine. London: Taschen.

Rebel, E. and Wolf, N., eds. 2008. Self-Portraits. London: Taschen.

Student support

If you feel you have specific requirements to enable you to study with us, please contact our Student Support Team by email StudentSupport.COL@ed.ac.uk or by phone 0131 650 4400 to arrange a confidential discussion. Giving us this information will enable us to make arrangements to meet your requirements for studying in accordance with your rights under the Equality Act 2010.