Portrait Painting

This 12 week course will help you to develop your skills in capturing a true likeness and respond to your sitter. This will be explored through a variety of drawing and painting approaches; exploring light and shadow, form, contour and colour, you will produce a series of works using a live model.

This course is suitable for beginners or more advanced students wishing to develop their skills.


This course is eligible for Individual Learning Account (ILA) funding. If you are using an ILA to fund/part fund this course, please call 0141 272 3331 to enrol

Course content

  • Learning to draw from the model
  • Capturing a likeness of the sitter
  • Experimenting with watercolours
  • Learning to paint a portrait using acrylics
  • Developing a good composition
  • Developing confidence with portrait painting
  • Developing your own style through painting and drawing. 

Start date

29 November 2017
(Wednesday 13:30 - 16:15)


12 Week(s)



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T: 0141 357 7693
E: training@glasgowclyde.ac.uk


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