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Portraits In Time

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 Do you adore portraiture and all things vintage?  In this class, you'll be creating three portraits, pretty and expressive 'tea bag' portraits, together with a (bonus) mixed media piece.  Not too sure how to use charcoal, soft pastel or watercolour - no problem,  I also share hints and tips for each.  

There's more - an art history slideshow/presentation and a little delve into the lives of some inspiring women from this era.  

After purchase, you will receive an email with details on how to access the private classroom.

More information on the class is HERE

Bonus - I'm also happy to give feedback!

Price: £49 (approx. $63)



A Brief Description Of Projects And Lessons

  • This class combines THREE separate art projects, PLUS a BONUS mixed media project AS WELL AS, three warm up pieces.

  • In addition, there are SEPARATE videos and info. on photo transfer, charcoal, watercolour and soft pastel. 

  • REFERENCE PHOTOS are provided so you don't have to find your own source material.

  • Being a social/domestic and art history nut, I've included some INSIGHTS of some amazing and well-known WOMEN (and a couple men) from the late 1800's - early 1900's.  I believe this aspect to the course is a beautiful compliment to the MAIN focus of the ART.

  • I'll also share any RESOURCES that I've found interesting or useful ie. books and links etc. - of course, since you have 'lifetime access', you can dip in and out of this complimentary aspect to the course whenever you wish.


THE PROJECTS

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Project 1 - Monochromatic Watercolour Painting

Create a charming watercolour using a monochromatic colour scheme.  Learn what a monochromatic scheme is and how to achieve this beautiful effect that is reminiscent of an old sepia photo, with just one colour.  

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Project 2 - Charcoal Portrait On Coloured Paper

Create an evocative piece using charcoal.  Enjoy blending layers of charcoal and building up tone, form and line in order to give depth, emotion and realism to your piece.  You are going to be astounded with this process! 

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Project 3 - Soft Pastel Portrait On Coloured Pastel Paper

Soft pastel is beautiful to work with and gives a really feminine touch to your piece - ideal for this period in time and those beautiful outfits.  Don't you just love this style of hat?


PLUS WARM UPS and BONUS!

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Warm Up Exercises - Tea Bag Mixed Media Portraits

A fun way to warm up - three mini mixed media portraits on tea bags!  Let your paint flow and enjoy this expressive process that translates beautifully to other styles of portraits that you may do in the future - you'll love it!

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* Bonus Project -

Mixed Media on Paper

For those of you who haven't experimented with photo transfers, here's your chance to open up a whole new dimension and vista to your projects.  

From this foundation, we will create an intuitive, loose and meaningful mixed media piece using ephemera, mark making techniques and acrylic paint etc.


Mary Cassatt - Woman on striped sofa - 1876 (American Artist)

Mary Cassatt - Woman on striped sofa - 1876 (American Artist)

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Who is this class for?

  • This class is for those who are just starting out but equally for artists who wish to take their portraiture to another level.

  • Portraits In Time is for those who love variety - we'll be creating artwork in various mediums such as charcoal, soft pastel, watercolour and mixed media etc.  (Please Note: you could however, do all of your projects in one medium if you prefer). 

  • In addition, being a bit of a social history and art history buff, I had to include a sprinkling of art history as well as share some inspiring stories of some amazing women from this time period - it's a great pairing! 


We matter. Us, the little people, women, children and even men. How our ancestors solved the problems of everyday life made the world what it is today.
— Ruth Goodman

Queen Victoria - UK monarch - Coronation photo

Queen Victoria - UK monarch - Coronation photo

Supply List

  • Watercolour paper *
  • Charcoal pencils  *
  • Watercolour paint *
  • Assorted brushes *
  • Paper stumps/blenders
  • Paper towel
  • Soft pastels *
  • Clear gesso *
  • White gesso *
  • Acrylic paint - few colours 
  • One laser photocopy for transfer technique
  • Willow charcoal *
  • Masquepen or regular masking fluid
  • Grid app for iPhone (or equivalent for Android)
  • Conte Pastel pencils
  • Tea bags (emptied) *
  • Ruler
  • Eraser * (or the fantastic Derwent Mechanical Eraser)
  • Pencil *
  • Collage papers/ephemera *

* Required but by all means, please substitute with what you have whenever possible. 


What you will learn?

Here is just some of what you will learn:

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  • hints/tips on various aspects of having an art practice ie. self care
  • how to create a photo transfer with a laser photocopy
  • enjoy creating a monochromatic colour scheme and creating shades, tones and tints from one hue using watercolour
  • how to create basic face/features and from there the development of the portrait
  • information on using/not using fixative on charcoal and/or soft pastel
  • brief history 'snapshot' of (predominantly) the UK and USA during this time period
  • extra hints and tips on charcoal, soft pastel, watercolour and mixed media
  • be inspired - the Suffragette movement and womens' eventual right to vote
  • how to use stick charcoal, compressed charcoal and charcoal pencils
  • how to 'care' for charcoal
  • learn how to embrace the rich tonal effects and the versatility of beloved charcoal
  • learn the benefits of a paper/blending stump
  • pick out striking highlights for impact and contrast in your piece
  • how and why to use a Masquepen or masking fluid
  • create some meangingful portraits using charcoal, watercolour, soft pastel and mixed media
  • thoughts on how to 'come back' from feeling unhappy with a project to making it work for you
  • art history brief piece on various artists including Mary Cassatt
  • art slideshow and art history of this bygone age
  • how to use stick charcoal, compressed charcoal and charcoal pencils
  • how to 'care' for charcoal
  • learn how to embrace the rich tonal effects and the versatility of beloved charcoal
  • learn the benefits of a paper/blending stump
  • pick out striking highlights for impact and contrast in your piece
  • how and why to use a Masquepen or masking fluid
  • create some meangingful portraits using charcoal, watercolour, soft pastel and mixed media
  • thoughts on how to 'come back' from feeling unhappy with a project to making it work for you
  • art history brief piece on various artists including Mary Cassatt
  • art slideshow and art history of this bygone age

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Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
— Henry Ward Beecher