Ideal for the budding artist, this course teaches you how to paint beautiful and lifelike portraits. You'll be encouraged to work on individual projects directly from the model.
By the end of the course you'll have created a substantial body of work. The course teaches you how to:
- Work with oils and acrylics
- Use both dry and fluid mediums
- Paint according to proportions and measurements
- Use long pose to work on a drawing, oil or acrylic painting for a prolonged duration.
If you?re self-employed, you might be able to deduct your enrolment fee from your taxable income.
If you are on a low wage, unemployed or claim Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) then you can enrol on the course for free.
You'll be continually assessed through individual guidance by the course tutor and by peer critique.
There are no entry requirements for this course.
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
You can progress to other art short courses at South Thames College. Previous students have found the course useful when preparing a portfolio for art school or college interviews.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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