Course overview

Unleash your creativity and dive into the vibrant world of chalk pastels with our one-day course, "Develop a Portrait in Chalk Pastels." Held at the Springbourne Library in Bournemouth, this course is designed to cater to artists of all levels, from beginners eager to explore a new medium to seasoned artists looking to refine their skills. The course will cover various aspects of portrait drawing, including composition, proportion, shading, and facial features. Whether you're interested in capturing a loved one's likeness or exploring expressive and abstract interpretations, this course offers a versatile approach to portrait artistry.

Course description

Throughout the day, you will be guided through the fascinating process of creating a portrait using chalk pastels. You'll learn fundamental techniques for handling chalk pastels, blending colours, creating textures, and capturing the essence of your subject. Our experienced instructor will provide step-by-step demonstrations, offering personalized guidance and feedback to help you bring your portrait to life. You can bring your own art supplies or use the ones on offer by the instructor.

In addition to hands-on instruction, the course will also include discussions on colour theory, pastel types, and preservation techniques to ensure the longevity of your artwork. You will have the opportunity to experiment with different surfaces and tools, allowing for a comprehensive exploration of chalk pastel techniques.

By the end of the day, you'll have gained valuable insights into the world of chalk pastels and completed your very own portrait masterpiece to take home. Join us at the Springbourne Library and embark on a creative journey that's sure to inspire and delight! After you have attended you are welcome to explore the many other wonderful art courses we offer either face to face at the library or online.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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