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Portrait Painting with Suzanne Kemplay

Weekend workshop - Sat/Sun 3 & 4 August 10am - 4pm

Class Details

Portrait painting inspired by John Singer Sargent John Singer Sargent (1856 to 1928) was the most successful portrait painter of this time. A student of Carlos Duran, he dispensed with the traditional academic approach to drawing and painting in favour of the alla prima method which relies on proper placement of tones of paint. Join experienced tutor and well known Scottish artist Suzanne Kemplay, and model Magnus Huntly-Grant for two immersive days of portrait painting in the style of Sargent. Suzanne will explain how to: identify and describe light and shade on the face, create realistic flesh tones and painterly brush strokes and loosely describe clothing through demonstrations and practical exercises. Workshop breakdown Day 1 Morning - Simplifying features in the face to create light and shadow Afternoon - Tonal underpainting Day 2 Morning - Flesh tones and brushstrokes Afternoon - Completing finished portrait Suzanne will be working in acrylics and all materials are supplied. Refreshments will be available throughout the day the only thing you’ll need to bring is an apron and a packed lunch if you don’t intend to visit the local café at lunchtime. Suitable for all levels especially those with an interest in portrait painting.

  • 175 British pounds

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

We hope to avoid cancelling classes or workshops whenever possible but sometimes life happens and it's unavoidable. When we have cancelled you will be offered either a refund or the opportunity to transfer your booking to another class/time. We can't offer refunds if you can't make it to a class or workshop but if there are places available on another day we will do our best to fit you in. If you cancel 14 days or more before an event we will refund you if we are able to re-sell your place(s).

Contact Details

  • Birchwood Art Studio, Ashley Terrace, Edinburgh, UK

    0131 337 7557

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