Portraits in Oil

14 and 15 Sept 19

2 Day

Price: Regular price £125.00 Sale

Tutor - Laurence Kell

Saturday 14 September, 10.30am - 4.30pm and Sunday 15 September, 11am - 4pm

This workshop will take participants through a three stage process to produce an oil portrait from a live model. Day one will be focused on constructing a characterful drawing which will be the foundation for a tonal painting in burnt umber. On day two the focus will be on colour and further modelling of form. Advice will be given on drawing, mixing tone and mixing colours from direct observation of the model. Some previous experience of drawing and painting is necessary.


All basic materials provided for this workshop (heavier weight papers available at cost price), although we recommend bringing your own brushes if you have them. Please bring an apron or wear clothes suitable for an art studio. You may wish to bring in something to take wet work home.

Participants must be 16 or over.

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or mental health issue which you feel may affect your participation in your chosen class, please either email drawingschool@rwa.org.uk or call 0117 906 7606, prior to booking, so we are aware of any needs you may have. If you need to bring a Carer or Support Worker with you to the class, please inform us when enrolling so we can make arrangements. The RWA has disabled access through its main entrance and level access to the cafe and shop on the Ground Floor. There is lift access to the Main Galleries on the First Floor as well as access to the Long Gallery and accessible toilet on the Lower Ground Floor. If you require the use of the Accessible Parking space please contact front desk on: 0117 973 5129.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your booking within 3 weeks of the start of the course or workshop you will not be eligible to receive a refund, nor will you be eligible to transfer to another course/workshop unless we can find someone to take your place on your original booking. If we cancel a course or workshop for whatever reason then you will be offered a different date, course or a full refund.

If eligible, discounts must be applied when first purchasing your class and cannot be given retrospectively.




Royal West of England Academy, Queen's Road, Bristol BS8 1PX

Portraits in Oil Gallery