The Portrait in Oils

BLOCK T Skillsets presents // The Portrait in Oil with artist Nicholas Robinson // Monday July 5th - Friday July 9th // 10:00 - 13:00


“The painter must always seek the essence of things, always represent the essential characteristics and emotions of the person he is painting.”  -Titian

BLOCK T presents The Portrait in Oil, a short 1 week portrait-painting course with artist Nicholas Benedict Robinson (NCAD/ Florence Academy of Art graduate, Hennessy Portrait Prize finalist, Zurich Portrait Prize finalist, Royal Society of Portrait Painters/ RHA /RUA exhibitor.)

Participants will paint from the live model on this 1 week course. In a step-by-step process we will learn the skills necessary to develop three-dimensional form, explore the light effect and develop a likeness of the sitter. Instruction focuses on observation skills, use of materials, mixing, colour theory and painting technique. Instruction is on an individual basis so all levels are welcome. The course runs for 3 hours every day for the week.


Course Fee: €245 (a deposit of €100 secures your place, with the balance due on day 1 of the course)

* Some materials supplied though a small materials list will be sent to each participant


These classes will take place in our new building at 25-27 Bow Lane West, Dublin 8. The classroom is spacious with good ventilation, & all COVID safety protocols must be adhered to throughout the class. Each participant must wear a mask throughout, and all work stations will be spaced apart. Each participant must sign a contact tracing form on arrival.


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