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Drawing Portraits

Portrait Drawing Summer 24

Start date: 8th Apr 2024

Time: 09:15 - 11:45

Cost: £85

Day: Monday

Duration: 5 weeks

Tutor: Martin Kerrison

Course code: 24SU001

Explore a variety of exciting drawing techniques and materials. Learn how to create convincing, realistic portrait drawings. This course builds confidence by introducing key skills and techniques in portraiture. Tutor led exercises, demonstrations and examples of historical and contemporary drawing are used to aid learning. This mixed ability class would suit both beginners or experienced students alike.

All materials included although if you have something specific you would like to work with then please bring it along.

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Martin Kerrison

Martin Kerrison

I am an artist and educator, having extensive experience as a senior school and adult education teacher. I teach drawing, painting, life and portraiture classes to all ages and abilities, exploring a wide range of materials and approaches. I believe art benefits all and everyone has creative potential.
My art practice focusses on figurative and magical realist painting and I have exhibited widely, most notably at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions in 2022, 2020 and 2015.
Graduating from Northumbria University with a degree in Fine Art, I took a PGCE at Oxford and an MA in History of Art at the University of London. I taught art for many years in the London area, working as a Teacher of Art and Art History, Adult Education Tutor and Head of Art and Photography, before relocating to Yorkshire in 2021.
When not at the easel or in the classroom, I can often be found enjoying countryside walks, historic buildings, singing in local groups or playing cricket.

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