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Drawing Faces Class at the National Portrait Gallery

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Drawing inspiration from the existing art within the gallery, this class focuses on capturing the emotions and character within the drawing of faces. Assisting with form, realism and using a range of materials, this class is suitable for any ability and takes place in the beautiful National Portrait Gallery.

Did you know?

In 2012, 200,000 children’s faces were projected onto Buckingham Palace – that’s a lot of emotions and characters to capture!

In this class

Beginning with an introduction to different techniques and materials, this course covers the fundamentals of drawing realistic faces, including tone, shape, form and expression. All guided by our experienced tutors.

Now you can

  • recreate realistic expressions in your art
  • analyze your past work and improve in the future
  • experiment with introducing your own style to the faces you draw

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Sat 12 Aug, 10:15am - 5:15pm
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Sat 16 Sep, 10:15am - 5:15pm
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Thu 19 Oct, 10:15am - 5:15pm
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Sat 18 Nov, 10:15am - 5:15pm
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Rosa Roberts’ exquisite drawing classes hosted at some of London’s finest galleries!

Sketchout provides a range of 1-day drawing workshops, making use of the visual and cultural wealth of London. The drawing and sketching workshops take place in London’s most beautiful, inspiring and culturally vibrant hotspots. Rosa and her Sketchout tutors are passionate, experienced and articulate, providing regular and specific guidance and support.

The classes are kept small giving plenty of 1-to-1 tuition for each student. All levels of drawing are welcome, including artistic capability from complete beginner to artistic/creative professional. This is possible because tuition is very individual. Adult workshops are open to anyone over sixteen or children over ten with adult accompaniment.

Current venues: The V&A, Tate Britain, National Portrait Gallery and Courtauld Gallery. Classes take place amongst the museums’ magnificent sculpture and visual art collections.

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