top of page

Pastel Portrait Workshop

This course can no longer be booked.

5 Day Workshop by Cuong Nguyen

  • Ended
  • 850 British pounds
  • The Heritage Centre, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

About This Workshop

This workshop will feature two live model, and Cuong will demonstrate his own techniques on how to draw from life using soft pastels and pastel pencils. Students will learn to use an approach that helps them see the big shapes first, and then go into details towards the end of the session. The first day of the workshop will be an orientation to all materials involved and a complete demonstration of the process of painting the head from a live model. Students will do some exercises on how to apply pastels on sanded paper to create realistic skin-tones. The remainder of the five-day workshop will continue with instruction on the proportions of the head from basic line to more advanced anatomical study. From there, we will focus on developing a likeness from the model by learning to interpret what we see--simplifying the features and focusing on basic shapes and forms as described by masses of colour, plus light and shadow. Demonstrations and individual attention will be emphasized, enabling each student to produce a finished drawing by workshop completion. This workshop is designed to create a relaxed, informative, yet focused working environment for all skill levels. The core of the lesson will be based on drawing, values, edges, composition and creating life-like skin tone colour. Students will focus on the fundamentals of drawing the human head while developing new skills in pastel. Material list will be issued on booking. Additional Information: 1. The deposit fee of £100 will be deducted from the balance of the booking. 2. Maximum 14 students per class. We will be assessing and implementing any covid-19 safety measures that remain in place at that time, to ensure the safest environment we can. We will be issuing separate details on covid protective measures implemented.

Cancellation Policy

For the online virtual classes, we will require 48 hours notice to cancel your purchase with a full refund. We have to keep the class sizes small for online virtual learning and therefore we need to ensure capacity and will need time to advertise and fill your cancelled space.

Contact Details

01923 944 074

126 High Street, Rickmansworth, UK

bottom of page