How to Paint Portraits

Level Two A - Portrait Painting From Life

Course Summary

How To Paint Portraits Level Two A covers more advanced portrait painting using live models and self portraits. It is designed for anyone wishing to develop their drawing and painting skills towards the ability to make portraits directly from live subjects.

Those with little or no experience of drawing and painting portraits are required to have completed:

By the end of the course you will have made at least 6 oil portraits.

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Estimated Course Length

The approximate time required to complete the course is 85 hours taught lesson time and 50 hours of home-based drawing and painting assignments. 

Note: Only 72 hours of taught lesson time and approximately 55 hours of home-based assignment time will be required for anyone who has completed: .


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Course Fees (for one-to-one)

The course can be paid for in one of four 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 

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