About The Course
The artist’s self-portrait has always been a memorable image – to view AND to produce. The nature of observing oneself critically comes with it all the emotions that become reflected in the final piece. This course aims to provide technical instruction and assistance to the student to guide them through the process of observation in the mirror and execution on the paper.
In the Mirror – On the Paper
Each student will be utilizing their own mirror to view himself/herself which will be placed adjacent to their paper/canvas to allow for 1 to 1 comparisons to be made. Initial drawing will be done with pencil to achieve accuracy prior to transferring the image on to canvas for painting. Students wishing to carry on with rendering their drawing in lieu of painting may do so.
Daily Timetable: 9:30am to 4:30pm (one hour lunch break)
Max number of students: 8
All courses are subject to availability. LARA reserves the right to cancel any course. LARA will aim to provide enough prior notice in the event of a cancellation and all fees will be refunded.
Pencils – #2B, #HB (students may bring an extended range but we will be focusing only on these two)
- if traditional wooden pencils are used please bring a utility knife and sandpaper pad for sharpening.
- for mechanical pencils please use 2mm leads and have accompanying sharpener.
Paper – Canson Mi-Teintes large single sheet light grey or light cream in color (LARA provides)
Knitting Needle for measuring – preferably long and thin and of bright color
Simple Wall Mirror(i.e. form IKEA etc.) or size big enough to suit one’s head
Paints – Preferably Old Holland, Windsor & Newton or Michael Harding
Titanium White, Naples Yellow, Yellow Ochre Cadmium Yellow Medium, Venetian Red, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Red Umber, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Ivory Black, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Sap Green
Brushes – Synthetic or Natural Hair brushes all sizes used
Refined Linseed Oil
Odorless Mineral Spirits
Paper towels for cleanup
Canvas - Any fine-weave (smooth) oil primed linen or canvas is acceptable. Approximate size is about 30 x40cm.
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Fees must be paid in total to LARA in order to secure your place. No refunds are available. All courses are subject to availability. LARA reserves the right to cancel any course. In the event of a cancellation, all fees will be refunded in full.