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Portrait Painting like the Old Masters (April 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th)


With Steve Lyon Bowes

This is a four-part evening course on:
Wednesdays, April 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th,
6 – 9pm

Have you ever wondered how the old masters created their portraits? What colour do you need to mix good flesh colours? How did they manage to capture the translucency of the skin? This course is aimed at teaching you these skills, which are rarely taught in art courses nowadays.

Using oil paints (as the old masters did), some of the techniques you’ll learn will include the four stage painting process, layering colours using opaque and transparent paints, representing textures and glazing. 

Please be aware that oils can be messy and stay wet for a few days – so please wear an apron or old shirt!

As we’d love for you to take your painting away with you, please bring a box to carry it home in – the final artwork will fit into an A4 file.

All abilities welcome.
All materials provided.

Need to cancel your booking? You must inform us at least one week before the course’s start date to guarantee a refund.

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Booking Procedure – What happens next?
If you pay online you will be sent an email to let you know your place has been booked.

What should you bring with you on the day?
Nothing at all! We provide all the materials you need for every course. We do recommend wearing clothing that is easily washed – just in case!

Lunch is not provided.

Refreshments are not provided, however we provide water for our attendants.

Where do the art courses take place?
All courses take place in Studio A or Studio B on the Second Floor of our Studio Block. This can be reached through the Black Swan Courtyard (on Westgate Road).

We recommend parking in the Grainger Town Multi-Storey (NE1 4DP) – 5 Minute walk from Newcastle Arts Centre.

Cancelling a course booking?
If you are not able to come to a course you have booked just get in touch with us as soon as you can. We will try to arrange a full refund where possible. Need to cancel your booking? You must inform us at least one week before the course’s start date to guarantee a refund.

Buying a course place as a gift?
We are happy to post you out a gift voucher for any one of our courses! Just let us know at the checkout under Additional Comments or give us a call during business hours.

Questions? Get in touch with us:

0191 261 5618