Portrait Drawing Workshop for Teens

RHA Learning

€30 per person
On 24 Feb, 2024

Join artist Marie Le Men for an art workshop focussed on portrait drawing in response to the themes of our current exhibitions, ranging from dreams and mythology to abstraction and portraiture.
This workshop is aimed at those aged between 15 and 18.

In this workshop, figurative artist Marie Le Men will teach you various techniques to complete a portrait from life, using your observation skills and working in charcoal pencils and colour pastels. You will learn how to bring your sketching skills to the next level by introducing subtle details and bringing in life and mood through spontaneous use of varied marks and a focus on contrasting values.

Open to beginners and intermediate level learners, this class is designed for young adults and teenagers interested in figurative and observational drawing. It is a short introduction to drawing and expressive portrait from life, aiming to encourage learners to cultivate their own personal style of markmaking. The approach focuses first on structuring a head in planes and blocks then introducing more assertive linework, finer details and features, before adding the shading and colours.

The course will present the participants with an opportunity to discover the subtle art of life portraiture in an accessible and practical way, and to inspire amateurs to pursue this practice on a regular basis through life drawing and sketching their surroundings. The focus will be on simplifying shapes, looking at the subject selectively, avoiding literal interpretation, and the students will be encouraged to develop their own aesthetic view through colour, pattern, composition. The presence of a model wearing colourful contrasting outfit will help achieve lively results.

In a short introductory demo, Marie will provide tips and some basic principles of observational drawing to equip participants with some basic technical knowledge to get started, and will then provide tips and positive feedback to the students during the process.

Tutor: Marie Le Men (@marie_lemen_artworks)

Model: Joanne Northey (@joannenortheyartist)

Intro and demo: 15 min

Drawing time and feedback: 1.15h

15 – 18 year olds welcome.

€30 per person.

Booking required.

All materials provided by the RHA.

  • Date:

    24 Feb, 2024
  • Time:

    2 - 3.30pm
  • Price:

    €30 per person
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