Portraiture (Day time)

Portraiture (Day time)

This course is suitable for Beginners through to Advanced, we will be working directly from the model. We will be looking at drawing techniques that are applied specifically to the figure.

  • Course Type Adult - Leisure
  • Subject Area Art and Craft
  • Qualification N/A
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Beginners to Advanced
  • Location Community Locations
  • Course Length 9 weeks
  • Start Date Various (see below)
  • End Date Various (see below)
  • Day Friday
  • Times 13:45-16:45
  • Fee £203 per term
  • Reduced Fee £93 per term
  • Course Code X0PPORP0/9/A

Learners will be taught through a combination of demonstrations from your tutor, whole group teaching, and one to one tuition. This one to one tuition ensures that you can work at your own pace.

This course is held at St Matthew’s Church Hall, Exeter.

  • Autumn term: 04/10/2019 to 06/12/19
  • Spring term: 17/01/20 to 20/03/20
  • Summer term: 24/04/20 to 26/06/20

An experienced tutor will be available at all times to help you gain confidence quickly. This group is informal and friendly.

Please visit June Janes (tutor) website to see previous students work www.lifedrawingandportrait.co.uk

Please note: Thursday classes are taught at Exeter College’s Centre for Creative Industries (CCI) building and Friday classes are at St Matthew’s Church Hall, Lower Summerlands.

What topics will I study?

Working directly from the model, you will be looking at Line, Tone, and Colour. This will include the basics of correct proportions, looking at the darks and lights that play across the figure, and the colour within these darks and lights. Finally we will be considering editing and abstracting within figure work.

Each session will consist of warm up exercises that are relevant to the session theme and often focussing on one particular feature .eg. eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hands etc. These exercises are then followed by a single long pose. Here the emphasis is on developing your individual work through one to one tuition.

We will also be referencing historical and contemporary artists’ work. Learning takes place through a combination of tutor explanation, peer group exercises, one to one tuition, practical demonstrations as well as learning from other class members.

Next steps: 

You can progress as far as you choose – gaining a portfolio of work with which to apply to colleges for formal qualifications, or you can directly exhibit and sell your work.

Entry Requirements

None – this course is suitable for beginners and the more advanced.


Nearby parking. Large, well lit rooms with drawing boards (Fri sessions include easels). College ID badges are available so you may access all college facilities including the Learning Resource Centres and college computers which you can use outside of lesson time.

Additional Costs

None -Initially you will need to bring an A3 or A2 cartridge drawing pad, pencil and rubber with you. You might choose to work in other mediums in which case you will also need to purchase and bring these with you. Your tutor will be happy to discuss this with you.

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