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The Watercolour Portrait from Life

with artist and tutor Jason M Bentley Tuesdays 7-9pm

  • Starts 16 Jan 2024
  • 285 British pounds
  • Great King Street

Available spots

Service Description

Watercolour is a “moving” medium. We can be proficient by making good decisions, both in anticipation of a desired effect, and then in response to whathappens when pigment is applied. Designing the portrait, while maintaining thejoys and characters of this particular medium seems a daunting task. But having a constructive, step by step method will lead you through milestones that build a proper form and likeness in a very approachable way. In this course, we will analyze this method, including everything from making a solid under drawing, discovering light, shadow, and temperature relationships, while developing tonal hierarchy and brush techniques that express the unique stylistic flair of watercolour! This course will be lead each day by short demos, and divided into segments of concentration, with personal guidance throughout class. Class Materials List Use the supplies you prefer and are already comfortable with of course. This list is a recommendation. If you see something in it you don’t yet have, you may want to try! Drawing: -HB or 2B graphite pencil -erasure (kneaded recommended) Station: - watercolour palette of your choice, one with both large flat mixing surfaces and separated wells recommended - cold pressed watercolour paper (300gsm), sheets or block (Arches or Saunders Waterford are fine brands) at least 9 x 12 inch surface. - Scotch Blue painters tape and board (if not working from a block) - Plenty of paper towels Brushes: Jason uses Princeton and Winsor & Newton Professional synthetics and hybrids. - Filberts | small & medium (think pinky and thumb) - Rounds | small (Jason uses W&N Prof size 4) - Pointed Rounds | small (this is not required but is very helpful) Pigments: Jason uses Winsor & Newton and Daniel Smith. - Lemon Yellow - Quinacridone Red - Cadmium Red - Burnt Siena - Raw Umber - Cobalt Blue - Ultramarine - Sap Green - Ivory Black

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

We will provide a 50% refund if you give written advance notice up to 30 days before the course start date. 0% refund 30 days before a course starts. Please note there is an administration fee of £5 payable in respect of such refunds to cover payment processing fees. You will need to inform a member of administration staff in writing by emailing EDS at Additionally, if you withdraw for any reason after the course has started you will not be entitled to a refund. We are a small business and we depend on every booking to ensure that classes can go ahead. If a student is unable to attend a class due to illness, then EDS must be informed immediately so that the tutor can be notified. If you are missing a class because you suspect that you have developed Covid-19, please let us know immediately so that we can alert fellow student and tutors. Non-attendance of classes/workshops does not automatically mean a refund, however EDS will assess the circumstance

Contact Details

  • 13A Great King Street, Edinburgh, UK

    + 0131 556 0971

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