Drawing & Painting the Portrait

Date Wednesday 14 September 2022 until Wednesday 07 December 2022
Time 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Price£130 | £125
TutorDaniela Balmaverde

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Drawing & Painting the Portrait

Drawing & Painting

Through demonstrations and practice you will learn the basics of drawing and painting a portrait. 

Throughout the term you will gain confidence in your abilities while learning about proportions, taking measurements, negative space and tone.

You will work with photos, sketches and life models to broaden your portraiture knowledge.

All mediums are welcome. Please bring your favourite dry or wet medium to work with.

This course will suit beginners and more experienced artists alike.


About the tutor

Daniela Balmaverde is a visual freelance artist who lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Born in Italy, she studied at the College of Art in Turin in 1998. She went on to study in Holland (Groningen) and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Turin where she graduated with a BA (First Class) in Stage Design in 2003.

She has been commissioned to create pieces of art including public art, community arts, portraits and paintings, sculptures, trompe l’oeil, and different types of decoration and ornamentation on both the inside and outside of buildings in Italy and Northern Ireland.

She has been teaching in Northern Ireland, France and Italy since 2005.
Her work is included in many private collections in Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Italy  and Northern Ireland.

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Age Range16+ years
Half Term31 October 2022 until 05 November 2022

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