Drawing a portrait: Features of the face Masterclass with Georgina Clapham

In this portrait drawing masterclass you will experiment with different techniques and materials, learn how to proportion the head, and draw the facial features. Practice your observational skills with continuous line drawing and blind drawing. Then focus on creating light and tone with charcoal and a rubber using the reduction method to give form and depth to your portraits. With a focus on realism, you will be guided through drawing the features of the face, including hair, eyes, lips, and skin. Looking closely at texture, line, tone and from to create bold and life-like representations of a range of features. This is for anyone wanting to develop their approach to drawing or add character to their portrait studies. There will be tea, coffee and cake, a crit, and an artist talk with Georgina Clapham. Materials are provided.
What you will need: Portrait of your choice printed or on your phone, this will also be provided.
Booking is on a first come first served basis, and spaces are limited so please message us to reserve your place.


Georgina Clapham is a British painter based between Dorset and London, UK. She has previously attended City and Guilds of London Art School, 2013 and The Glasgow School of Art, 2014-16, where her work was purchased into the archive. In 2015 she was awarded The Richard Ford Award Travel Scholarship to draw at the Prado Museum Madrid, which helped underpin her knowledge of Old Master paintings. More recently she was accepted onto an Intensive Drawing Course at The Royal Drawing School, London, 2017.

Her work has been exhibited across the UK and internationally, holding her debut solo show, ‘Mythologies and Metamorphoses,’ at Triumph Gallery, Moscow in 2018. She has been involved in selected group shows at The Royal Scottish Academy, ‘RSA: New Contemporaries,’ Edinburgh, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh and The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Glasgow. In 2017 she was awarded ‘Most Promising Artist,’ at the Aon Community Art Award in the Leadenhall Building, London. Notable recent group shows include, ‘Me Myself and I,’ Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, 2020 and ‘LIMBO,’ at Everyday Gallery, Belgium, 2020 and ‘No Time Like The Present,’ Public Gallery, London, 2020. She has worked on commissions including custom hand painted gloves in collaboration with fashion designer Dilara Findikoglu for her SS2020 London Fashion Week show.

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