Portrait Painting with Sofia Welch (June 2022)


  • Portrait Painting with Sofia Welch
    June 1, 2022 - June 4, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Portrait Painting with Sofia Welch
Painting a portrait can be overwhelming at first. In this course you will learn a structured, reproducible approach, starting by blocking in big shapes and then gradually moving to the details. You will gain confidence in tackling this complex subject, and improve your observational skills along the way.

This 4-day workshop is ideal for beginner and intermediate artists who would like to gain experience in painting the portrait from life in oils. No experience is necessary – the class size is small and participants and the tutor will customise the course according to your individual needs.

What will I learn?

  • How to create a portrait from start to finish
  • The importance of gesture and anatomy in portraiture
  • The importance and principals of drawing, values, edges and colours
  • How to mix colours and paint realistic flesh tones
  • Which brushes to use when, and how

It is the ideal way to take your drawing skills to the next level.

“An invigorating and inspiring experience”, “Excellent and attentive”, “Sensible, practical advice – no arty waffle”, “A fantastic learning experience”, “Brilliant teacher”

Who is the tutor?

This course is taught by Sofia Welch. Sofia is a classically trained artists whose paintings are in private collections throughout the UK. You can see more of her work on her web site.

How many students will there be?

There is a maximum of 10 participants and the tutor will customise the course according to your individual needs.

You can find the materials list for this course here. If you have any questions, please see our frequently asked questions or contact us.


16 Nelson Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2HN, United Kingdom
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