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Drawing Portraits Workshop

Monday 4 July  10:00am - 1:00pm

Croft Field Centre

£15.00
Tickets are required for this event
Tickets are available online with no additional booking fee - This workshop has limited spaces so please book your place in advance.
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Join us in an interactive workshop to draw a portrait of Helen Simpson, Mayor of Hungerford, our portrait model for the day.

This workshop is suitable for all ability levels and there will be helpful exercises and practical tuition which will build your technical skills and confidence in drawing portraits.

If you’re new to portraiture you will learn about the proportions of the face and figure, and how to use traditional drawing techniques such as Observation, Sighting and Shading to create a portrait that has form and shape.

Experienced artists can practise drawing in a relaxed and sociable learning environment with lots of exercises to sharpen and develop your observation skills.

Please bring your own drawing materials. A selection of dry drawing materials will be available for purchase if you don’t have your own and you are welcome to borrow our drawing boards in the workshop.

Suggested materials to bring: * Cartridge paper / Sketchbook (A3) * A selection of pencils (from 2B to 6B) or charcoal * Rubber * Pencil Sharpener

We are delighted to have the mayor of Hungerford, Helen Simpson as our model for this workshop. This Drawing Portraits workshop is hosted by Challoner Spokes, a practising artist who grew up in Hungerford. Challoner has been tutoring and training adult learners for over a decade. Her artwork can be seen on Instagram at @ChallySpokes and at www.challonerspokes.co.uk

Please click on this link for details of the Festival's Portrait of the Year Competition 2022