Through the ages, many artists have been inspired by the human body, particularly the face. From prehistoric cave paintings and realistic portraits from the Dutch Golden Age to more abstract works by Picasso. People are still a popular subject for contemporary artists; portrait and model drawing has never gone out of fashion!

In this course, you will acquire all the skills needed to create a good portrait painting. By learning about proportions, expressions, skin tones, face and skin structures, you will have the tools you need to create a credible and realistic portrait. During the course, you will work with oil paint, a material used by many great artists.

Schedule & enrolment


The Open Studio: Drawing & Painting is open to anyone with an X subscription. All you need to do is register beforehand.

During the Open Studio: Drawing & Painting you are welcome to use the easels, brushes and mixing palettes. Pencils, charcoal, paint, Ecoline, Indian ink and watercolour paper are available for purchase.

Interested in finding out what happens every weekend in the Open Studio: Fine Arts? If so, join the Facebook group.

Schedule & enrolment


The Open Studio: Fine Arts and events are included in the X subscription.

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Practical Information

Experience necessary
Assistants available
Reserve in advance, the day before from 13:00
Friday from 18:00 until 23:00 and Saturday from 12:00 until 18:00
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