Self Portraiture Live 

With Andrew James

£149.00

3 Live, Online Sessions

7th, 14th and 21st July

Join Andrew James for this live online course spread over 3 sessions. This course will give a structured three weeks of painting tuition, demonstrations, Q&As and direct contact with Andrew James whilst he guides you through the making of an expressive, well constructed self portrait. Each week Andrew will set assignments to be completed. You will have exclusive access to an online platform where you can share your work, discuss with other course participants, and receive direct feedback from Andrew.

Recordings of each session will also be available online for you to rewatch or catchup.

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Self Portraiture Live – £149.00

Andrew James Painter

Andrew James NEAC RP

Andrew is a self taught artist working predominantly in oil paint. He is a member both of The New English Art Club and The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, of which he was formally its Vice President. He is an immensely popular artist and tutor, with his work in constant demand. The work itself is recognised for capturing resemblance and vitality of his subjects through employing a richness of texture, a heightened and expressive colour use and a boldness of gestural brushwork. Although a painter of various genre he is largely recognised for his non commissioned and more personal portrait painting.

LESSON PLAN

    Each live session will be approximately 3 hours long.

    During each session, participants are encouraged to type questions and comments which will be presented to Andy by the session facilitator throughout.


    Week 1

    • Introduction and Lecture including discussion about the studio set up, palette and materials
    • 10 min break
    • Demonstration of linear drawings
    • Q&A
    • Assignment

    Week 2

    • Lecture including discussion about the progress made with linear drawings so far and the purpose of the next step – tonal drawings
    • 10 min break
    • Demonstration of tonal drawings
    • Q&A
    • Assignment

    Week 3

    • Lecture including discussion about the progress made with drawings so far and preparation of the next step – oil painting
    • 10 min break
    • Demonstration of oil painting
    • Q&A
    • Assignment
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    “In this online course I aim to achieve two things. Firstly, I would wish to enable the practitioner to heighten their ability to read form – in this case a strong self portrait – with greater accuracy. This precision will be achieved largely by a closer study and greater consolidation of tonal value, colour temperature, colour relationships, as well as unifying broader volumes through a more overtly painterly approach.

    Secondly, and of equal importance, I hope to encourage the artist to paint and draw in as direct a manner as possible. With this spirit of greater courage helping to eliminate hesitancy, one will be able to record the more salient information with greater conviction and immediate pictorial reward, believing as always that this ultimately leads to a more integrated and powerful portrait”

    Andrew James NEAC RP

    Frequently Asked Questions

    WHEN, AND WHERE WILL THE SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?

    The live sessions will take place on Zoom on the following dates.

    2pm – 5pm GMT

    July 7th 2024
    July 14th 2024
    July 21st 2024

    A link to the Zoom webinar will be provided before each session

    CAN I REWATCH THE LESSONS?

    Yes! Each session will be recorded and you will be able to re-watch each session as many times as you like via our online platform.

    I CAN'T ATTEND ALL THE SESSIONS, DOES IT MATTER?

    Not at all. Recordings of all sessions will be available on our online platform so you can catch up.

    CAN I TAKE THE COURSE IF I DON’T LIVE IN THE UK?

    Yes – our courses are taught in English but you can access them from anywhere in the world.

    HOW LONG DO I HAVE ACCESS FOR?

    Forever! After enrolling, you’ll have unlimited access to recordings of the sessions via our website.  You can access the sessions from any and all devices you own.

    DO I NEED TO DOWNLOAD ZOOM OR CREATE AN ACCOUNT?

    No, you can access the sessions without installing zoom or creating an account,

    How will the assignments be assessed?

    The assignments are optional but if you wish to complete them you also have the option to share your work via our online platform where you can receive feedback from Andrew himself.

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