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Painting Portraits – GI 19 567
12 December 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 19 December 2019
Tutor: Claire Harrison Fine Art BA (HONS)Go to all Courses
A materials list for this course will be made available via the Institute.
Each week we will study a portrait painter in detail including Frida Kahlo, Lucian Freud and Van Gogh. Claire will demonstrate how to capture portraits using the three different and unique styles of each painter. This course will be primarily taught in acrylic, but students are able to choose whom they paint. For all abilities.
About the Speaker
Claire is a full-time international fine artist, and due to artistic commitments, only teaches courses at the Guildford Institute which is probably why they frequently oversubscribed. Claire also has a few private students supporting them through their academic courses and mentors fellow artists. Claire enjoys sharing her passion and extensive technical knowledge of drawing, painting and work of the Masters. Claire has a unique teaching style where she concentrates on each individual developing their own style with confidence.
Claire is inspired by the natural world; from the flowers she grows to the tiny insects in her garden. Claire creates large colourful oil paintings that are painstakingly created with a small detailed brush. She can spend anything up to 2 years on a painting because she studies her subjects from life through drawing and photography in her sketchbook before finally embarking on the final painting using her research and imagination. Claire’s much sought-after artworks are in both public and private collections in the UK, Canada and China.
Claire works and lives in the heart of the West Sussex countryside with her husband and neurotic rescue cat and has an interest in the environment, horticulture, literature, walking, dancing, yoga, meditation and archery.
V Café at The Guildford Institute provides a friendly catering service using high quality, fresh, vegetarian and vegan ingredients.
The perfect way to give a treat to someone special who takes real pleasure in learning new things and taking part in great activities.