Coloured Light: Portrait Painting with Tom Van de Wouwer (October 2022)


  • Portrait Painting with Tom Van de Wouwer (October 2022)
    October 11, 2022 - October 14, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm


In this four-day workshop, students will explore exciting theatre-style lighting and colour when it comes to painting a portrait from the live model.

Tom Van de Wouwer will take you through the effects of coloured light, their influence on skin tones and the surrounding environment. These ideas will be fundamental to building an analytical understanding of perceptual colour, as well as developing an intuitive approach to painting.

We will also cover basic colour theory, paint mixing and drawing concepts useful for portraiture. You can expect daily demonstrations by Tom, and individual one-on-one feedback to help you understand these concepts and gain confidence in your own painting. Although emphasis will be on developing an understanding of the visual experience, all relevant materials and technical questions will also be addressed.

This workshop is for beginner and advanced students. All welcome!

Who is the tutor?
Tom Van de Wouwer is an artist born in Kapellen, Belgium. He has exhibited his work in Belgium, U.K. and the U.S.A. and his work is collected internationally. 

His work has largely focused on people and portraits, and more recently has evolved to explore the human condition through a contemporary painter’s visual and historical language. Click here for 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.

Click here for the materials list for this course.


16 Nelson Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2HN, United Kingdom
Details Price Qty
Full price £480.00*  

* Includes VAT

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