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Norwich Wensum Lodge

Portraiture Mixed Ability With Rebecca Mills

Course code: LS03520AL0


Tuesday, 06 October 2020 to Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Available spaces

Places available


10 sessions over 11 weeks


Tuesday 1.30pm (2 hours 30 minutes)

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Course Description

This course provides the opportunity for you to learn techniques to create effective portraits. Working from a live model each week, you will build your skills week by week, with expert guidance from your tutor throughout.


Course details

What will I learn?

You will learn tips and specific techniques to support your observational drawing, and experiment with a range of mediums to develop shadow, texture and tone to render the head in portrait effectively. You will share your outcomes with peers and enjoy demonstrations and gain individual support from your tutor to help you to develop your technique and increase your confidence.

About the tutor

Rebecca Mills has a BA (Hons) Graphic Design and has worked as both a Graphic Designer and freelance Illustrator. Her own artwork is created by both handmade and digital methods. Her area of expertise is digital collage, creating handmade textures and manipulating them by digital methods using Photoshop.

How will the course be taught?

This class provides practical exercises working from a live model, tutor demonstrations, and opportunities to reflect on and discuss your progress as a group. There will be a range of display material including a variety of books and literature available to help you. Helpful handouts will also be available, and you will have dedicated one-to-one time with the tutor.

Before you Book

This is a mixed ability course, and beginners to Portraiture are welcome. As portraiture is exacting, you should have some previous drawing and painting experience.

What can I do next?

You may wish to continue on your current course and, subject to availability, you are welcome to do so. We also offer a wide range of both government-subsidised and self-financing courses in other areas. We recommend that you speak to your tutor or browse our website to see the great range of other courses we offer.

What do I need to bring?

• Charcoal

• Putty rubber

• Masking tape

A detailed equipment list will be provided after the first session.

Are there any additional costs?

There are additional costs associated with ordering materials as part of this course. Your tutor will be able to give you more information on this once you start the course.

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How do I book a place?

To book your place, please follow the links on this page.

Course Disclaimer

Norfolk County Council reserves the right to change the way we deliver your Adult Learning course should circumstances and/or an event and/or Government guidance and/or regulations require us to do so. We also reserve the right to cancel your course, if necessary, if we are unable to deliver it in an alternative way.

If we change the way we deliver your course, and you decide that you would prefer not to continue with your learning, or we cancel your course, you will be entitled to a refund of any tuition fees that you have paid for the sessions that have been affected by the changes we have made.

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