An introduction to portraiture

A man takes part in a drawing workshop, a woman instructs
A man takes part in a drawing workshop, a woman instructs
Saturday 10 January 2009
11.00am - 4.00pm
30, (25 concessions) please book 0161 235 8888,

Taking your inspiration from our Holman Hunt exhibition, learn more about painting portraits on this relaxed two day course for adults. This course is also on the 9/10 November 2008.

What's the course about?
This course takes inspiration from portraits painted by the celebrated Pre-Raphaelite William Holman Hunt (who is also the focus of our current exhibition). It's an opportunity to experiment with paint. You'll develop your understanding of how you can construct pictures of clothed figures. On both afternoons you'll be working from a live model.

There are only 15 places on the course, so the atmosphere will be relaxed and friendly. Each day there'll be 2 x 2 hour sessions (11am-1pm and 2-4pm). You need to attend all sessions.

Who teaches the course?
Jill Harrison is an artist based in Mosley who produces drawings and paintings. She also teaches adult classes at Tameside College in Ashton and runs her own life-drawing classes.

Jill was lovely, approachable, kind manner and a good teacher.

Jill’s really good at explaining stuff – good balance of explanation and hands on working.

Who's the course for?
The course is designed for all levels of ability. You don't need to have had experience of using paint, or painting a figure before.

What do I need to bring?
Nothing! All the materials will be provided.

What about lunch?
There'll be a one hour lunch break. Lunch isn't provided, but there will be hot drinks available. You can bring your own lunch and eat it in our education studios. Or you can try the delicious food served in our cafe! There are other places to eat in the nearby area, if you prefer.

Booking information
Interested in booking a place? Phone 0161 235 8888. Payment can be made at the gallery, at the information desk. We accept cash, credit/debit cards, or cheques made payable to ‘Manchester City Council’.

What if I find out I can’t come?
Places are limited and there may be people who are on a waiting list for a place. If you can’t come for any reason please notify the gallery as soon as possible. We may be able to refund your money, if the cancellation is made at least a week before the course.

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