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Portraiture from life

Painting & Observation: Portraiture From Life // A 6 Week Course with Artist Bríd Higgins Ní Chinnéide // Starts Weds September 20th // 10:00 - 13:00


SKILLSETS is delighted to welcome back artist Bríd Higgins Ní Chinnéide to teach a new 6 week course focusing on portraiture painting from life.  Students will learn the principal skills of painting from life - how to look, how to mix colours, how to observe anatomical features and how to compose a painting using a live model.  Class will run from 10:00 until 13:00 every Wednesday morning for 6 weeks.

Students are given freedom to pursue their painting in a relaxed environment, with feedback and suggestions available at all times. The class includes regular demonstrations of techniques for painting and colour mixing.  Observation is an important element of the course.  Students will learn to effectively direct their attention to the model and their surroundings, and Bríd will present examples of portraiture from contemporary and historical artists to show different possible approaches to portrait painting.

This course is intended for people with some experience at using oil paints who want to develop their skills.

Class will run from 10:00 until 13:00 every Wednesday morning for 6 weeks.


* Some materials will be provided, though a small materials list will be sent to each participant.


Your Tutor:

Bríd Higgins Ní Chinnéide trained at the St Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts in Russia. She was a Sky Portrait Artist of the Year semi-finalist. She is a current recipient of the Dean Arts Studios residency and she exhibits regularly.

Instagram: @bridhc


Refund Policy:

* Unfortunately, no refunds are given. Please make sure that you, or the person you are gifting the workshop to, can attend this workshop.

If you cannot attend the workshop we can reschedule your workshop if you inform us up to 21 days prior to the workshop's start date. If you request to reschedule less than 21 days before the workshop starting date we will not be in a position to change the date. Places can be given to a friend if you can no longer attend - please inform us as soon as you can with the new attendee's contact details.


SKILLSETS, Digital Court, Rainsford St, D08R2YP

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