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Weekend Portrait Workshop with BP Portrait Award 2018 Winner

Posted November 17, 2018 11:00 am by Laura Page under event Supporting Creativity

This is a unique opportunity to learn the skills of portraiture with tuition from Miriam Escofet, winner of this year’s prestigious BP Portrait Award. 

17 November 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Working from a life model over two days, this workshop will focus on drawing and compositional awareness, and developing a successful colour palette for skin. Each day will be treated as a separate project but places are for the full two-day workshop.

An Angel At My Table by Miriam Escofet, 2018 © Miriam Escofet

Saturday will be spent drawing form a model in the Georgian Gallery. Using toned papers, the emphasis will be on exploring light values and composition, covering basic aspects of perspective and taking in the elegant setting of the room.

Sunday will be spent painting from a life model in one of the Gallery’s art rooms. The focus will be on developing and understanding a successful colour palette for skin tones, touching upon aspects of painting skin tones, colour theory and blending.

This workshop is suitable for improves and advanced painters, able to work independently but who wish to benefit from an experienced tutor.

Age 18 and over.
All materials are supplied
Tea and coffee are included

About the artist: Miriam Escofet was born in Barcelona and moved to the UK in 1979. She graduated from Brighton School of Art in 1990, where she studied 3D Design, and began painting soon after. Her portrait of her mother, An Angel At My Table, won the BP Portrait Award 2018 and is on show as part of the touring exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery (13 October – 30 November). This is the fifth time Escofet has been selected for the BP Portrait Award exhibition. She has also been regularly selected for The Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition and was awarded the Burke’s Peerage Foundation Prize for Classically Inspired Portraiture in 2015.

Miriam Escofet teaches at the Heatherley School of Fine Art in Chelsea and on the Central Saint Martin’s short courses programme.

Places are limited to 12 so please book early to avoid disappointment.

£125 (2-day course); £100 concessions (Student, Seniors, Art Fund Card).

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Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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