One Day – Expressive Portrait Painting Workshop – Sat 28th March – Only 3 Places Left


One Day – Expressive Portrait Painting Workshop

Students will be working from one of two models during the day. We will start with a short demonstration by Stewart, covering the basics of the painting process. In the morning session you will create a small-scale study of the subject 10 x 12 inch. The aim of this exercise will be to learn how to control the expressive marks and how to handle the limited pallet of colours. (Please see the materials list below in the description section, for what you will need to bring)

Advice will be given on colour mixing, paint handling and the importance of good brushwork. The aim is to capture an energetic, dynamic and expressive piece of work.

After the lunch break, (Students will need to bring a packed lunch, or shops are available locally) a second painting will be done on a larger scale (20 x 24 inch). As a larger painting bigger marks will be needed and more paint. You will be encouraged to use large brushes as it will create the most expressive marks.

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One day Expressive Portrait Painting Workshop

Date: Saturday March 28th

Time: 10am – 4pm

Location – Arch 4, Arches Studios, Central Bridge, Southampton SO14 3FE

Tutor – Professional Artist Stewart Beckett

Medium – Oil Paints (Acrylics and Water based Oils can also be used)

Cost – £65.00

Maximum of 12 students.

Materials List


  • Titanium White           
  • Lemon Yellow         
  • Cadmium Red
  • Alizarin Crimson       
  • Ultramarine Blue        
  • Burnt Umber    

Flat Wooden Pallet (for Oils if using acrylics then a stay wet pallet)

Pallet knife


  • Odourless White spirits or Odourless turps     

Brushes: Hog Hairbrushes size 10 and a 12 flat.

Rags and plenty of Kitchen roll (Also bring a plastic bag to put the rubbish in while your painting)

Canvas Board/Ply or Canvas – you will need two of each.

  • Size 10’ x 12’
  • Size 20’ x 24’

Easels will be provided but bring your own if you wish.

Tape – masking or framing tape

To transport your work home, we will use the second canvas to cover the first for easier handling.

Free Tea and Coffee  – parking available on site. 

Additional information

Payment Method

Paypal, Visa, Mastercard