Portrait Painting in Oils

6pm - 8:30pm

  • Venue Attenborough Arts Centre
  • Price £140 / £105
  • Event type Creative Courses
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Across eight weeks, portrait artist Jemisha Maadhavji will take you from prepping your canvas right through to confidently creating a striking portrait in oils.

Jemisha will demonstrate painting techniques, teaching key skills and knowledge to support traditional and contemporary portrait painting with oils.

Sessions will focus on building up an understanding of the medium of oil paint, colour theory, a variety of oil painting techniques such as Alla Prima and glazing, proportion and more.

Starting off with painting small studies of facial features such as eyes, nose, and mouths, Jemisha’s tutoring will include full demonstrations and step-by-step demonstrations followed by supporting participants to have a go themselves.

Most of the lessons will be based on painting from photographs or previous artist studies, with at least one opportunity to work directly from a model.

To find out more about Jemisha’s own work, you can see her featured on the fantastic BBC 1 series Extraordinary Portraits which first aired on 24 July 2023: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001p33l

All materials are provided.

Participants must be aged 16+. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult at all times.

Further Information:

This 8-week course will run on Tuesday evenings, 6-8.30pm, starting on 23 April with the final session on 11 June 2024.

We aim to make all our sessions as accessible as possible and carers/PAs are very welcome – just remember to book their free place when you book your session. If you'd like to talk to us in advance of booking or attending your sessions to discuss your access needs, our Box Office team is here to help! Email arts-centre@le.ac.uk, pop in or call 0116 252 2455, open 7 days a week.

We have four blue badge parking spaces outside Attenborough Arts Centre, plus double yellow line roadside parking very close to the building for blue badge holders for up to three hours if our parking spaces are occupied.

Free parking for all customers is available after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in the University of Leicester car park next door to Attenborough Arts Centre on Lancaster Road. The closest public car park for parking at all other times is Victoria Park, 5-10 minutes walk from us.

Please ensure that you agree to our updated Terms & Conditions before booking as courses/workshops are non-refundable in some circumstances.