Course Summary


How To Paint Portraits Level One covers key foundations and alla prima / direct oil painting in relation to simple portraits.  It is designed for anyone wishing to develop their drawing and painting skills towards the ability to make portraits.  Both beginners and those with some experience can take this course.


By the end of the course you will have made at least 4 oil portraits.


Key Foundations Covered




Blending and Value


Colour Mixing



Methods Covered


Alla Prima



Additional Elements Covered





Estimated Course Length  


The time required to complete the course is approximately 50 hours taught lesson time and 55 hours of home-based drawing and painting assignments. 


Note: About 42 hours of taught lesson time and approximately 28 hours of home-based assignment time will be required for anyone who has completed                                     .





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Times Lessons Are Available



Course Fees (for one-to-one)


The course can be paid for in one of two ways:


a) £35 per hour, paying after each lesson



b) Blocks of hours paid in advance:


10 hours         £315 (10% discount) £31.50 per hour  


20 hours         £595 (15% discount) £29.75 per hour


30 hours         £840 (20% discount) £28.00 per hour  




How to Paint Portraits

Level One - Beginning To Paint Portraits

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