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Student of the Portrait Painting Holiday painting on canvas

Painting Holiday
September 2024

September 14th-20th, 2024 - 1600 euros 

6 nights and 5 days portrait painting holiday.

Portrait Painting Holiday

What you will learn

  • Select and take good source photographs for portraiture

  • Work from a direct subject

  • Prime and prepare our canvas

  • Set up an oil painting palette and organise your working space

  • Mix solutions for oil painting

  • Mix a range of colours and tones to create realistic flesh tones.

  • Create an underpainting using principals from the Masters

  • How to block in tonal areas and understand the planes of the face

  • Use a range of techniques to add detail, including glazing techniques

  • Create a portrait to take home 

Oil portrait painting by Kate Sparrow


1600€ - What's included:

- 5 full days of painting tuition from Kate Sparrow. Learn how to paint the portrait in oils.

- Half day working from a life model.

- All art materials 

- 6 night's accommodation full board in the local Auberge with ensuite bathroom.

- Airport pickup from Biarritz. From Pau or Orthez we will arrange a taxi service for you at an additional charge. 

- Lunch will be buffet style/picnic.

- Dinner a full French 3 course meal.

What's not included:

- Travel to France.

- Participants will need to make their own way to the village of Laás in South West France. There will be one pick up transfer from the airport to the village.

- Alcoholic and soft drinks.

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