Limited Palette Portraits with Charlie Pickard (May 2023)


  • Limited Palette Portraits with Charlie Pickard (May 2023)
    May 3, 2023 - May 5, 2023
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Limited Palette Portraits with Charlie Pickard

Learn to paint alla prima portraits from life with a limited palette, in this intensive 3-day master class with artist Charlie Pickard.

What can I expect?

In this exciting three-day course, under the tuition of Charlie Pickard, students will be introduced to oil painting through three limited palettes designed to build their understanding of colour mixing and design, tackling the most challenging and important academic subject to master: the alla prima portrait.

Students will have the opportunity to study a model from life for three separate one-day portrait poses, painting each pose for a total of six hours per day. Students will be taken through a series of three different palettes each day. Starting with a grisaille palette of just Umber and white, students will add a new pigment each day, allowing them to tackle new colour dimensions with each new palette. These three dimensions of value, chroma and hue, lie at the core of all painting and a thorough and individual investigation of them will help any painter, beginner or professional.  

Critiques will be focused on achieving a high level of academic accuracy, building a strong foundation that will aid in all further artwork. Charlie Pickard will also demonstrate a painting alongside students, using a direct painting method.

Who is the tutor?

Charlie Pickard is a classically trained fine artist, illustrator and author. Recently awarded the Philip Delazlo Award for excellence. Charlie continues to work, write, exhibit and teach out of his studio in London. Charlie has recently authored a book on colour and light, in partnership with the publisher 3D Total. His work  is primarily exhibited in London and his work exists in collections worldwide!

To see more from Charlie, visit his website.

How many students will there be?
There is a maximum of 12 participants and the tutor will customise the course according to your individual needs.

If you have any questions, please see our frequently asked questions or contact us.


16 Nelson Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2HN, United Kingdom
Details Price Qty
Full price £360.00*  

* Includes VAT

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