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Drawing Workshop: Self-Portraiture

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  • DURATION 60 mins
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.3 out of 5 From 150 reviews

I’ve advocated Mirthy right from day 1... you feel part of this community!

Anna
, reviewed on 04 Jan 2022

Fun, educational & relaxing!

Debbie
, reviewed on 28 Feb 2022

I’m glad I found you. I said this to my wife - without Mirthy, my life would be far less richer than it is now.

Martin
, reviewed on 06 Feb 2022

Event Description

Through this one-hour class, Caitlin will teach foundational concepts when approaching portraiture. We will be drawing using a mirror to embrace the challenge of changing light. Students will have an opportunity to focus on detail as well as overall composition. Caitlin will be demonstrating using graphite pencils, but you can follow along using coloured pencils. Portraiture is a subject matter addressed by many artists, and it can serve to improve the art of looking.

Materials needed:

Paper

Pencil (I will use 2B but you can use anything!)

Mirror

Sharpener

Rubber

An orange or tennis ball (or something round)

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Caitlin

Caitlin Heslop (b.1990) is a London based artist working predominantly in pencil, pastel and oil paint. Caitlin loves drawing from nature and from memory, this dualistic way of working brings a dreamlike quality to her work. Caitlin set up Barely Drawing in 2016, a drawing collective aimed at gathering individuals together both in person and online to cultivate creativity within community.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!

More Information

What if I can’t make the event?

If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.

Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?

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