Start Date:24/04/2023Day:Monday
Time:7pm – 9pmDuration:8 weeks


About the Course

This course is suitable for beginner and intermediate students who have an interest in the human face. Over the course you’ll develop a range of drawing and painting skills and work towards creating a portrait using a glazing technique.
Topics covered include:

  • Tone – shades, relationships, and textures
  • Line – contours, weight, mark-making
  • Shape – positive and negative shapes and spaces
  • Measurement – sight size, ratios, and scale
  • Sketching techniques
  • Critical assessment, Q & A
  • Samples and demonstrations
  • Constructive feedback and personal development


You’ll experiment with both wet and dry materials, develop your personal style and create an acrylic portrait using an underpainting and colour glazes.


Learners will attend weekly lessons in college. The required materials are included in the course fees.

Learners also benefit from access to the college library during our evening opening times, including computers, study stations, print-based and electronic learning materials, printers and scanners.

Course Suitability

This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop their drawing skills.


Another art-related course such as Life Drawing: The Human Form or The Art Class.

How to apply

If you wish to apply, please click here or call or email us if you have any questions on 01403 216597 or  adulted@collyers.ac.uk.


Course fees are the same for all students – there are no concessions available. The course fee is due at the point of booking to secure a place on the course.

For further details, pleases see our Fees and Funding page.