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29 Southern Road
Bournemouth, England, BH6 3SR
United Kingdom


Classical Art Academy run Drawing and Oil Painting Classes Courses Workshops and Painting Holidays from their studio in Bournemouth, Dorset.  Art courses, classes and workshops in Drawing and Oil Painting for all ability levels and ages.

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Portrait Painting From Life Model; 2 Day Painting Course

This is a two day studio based course in how to paint a portrait from a life Model.   Working with the same model over 2 full days will give you a great opportunity to complete quite an in-depth study. There will be a focus on capturing likeness with accurate skin tones.

You learn how to map out the image onto canvas using an imprimatura underpainting, a painting method used by the old masters of the renaissance.   Once the imprimatura stage has been completed the focus changes to an Alla Prima classical painting technique using a reduced palette of colour.

Earlier Event: October 25
Norwegian Fjord - August Wilhelm Leu
Later Event: November 20
Understanding Light and Atmosphere