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By immersing ourselves in the creative process, we can find a visceral connection that goes beyond an academic appraisal. It is a way into the mind of the artist at the moment of creation. In this six-week course, we investigate the art of portraiture. With practical sessions, exhibition and studio visits, you will combine research and practice to think more deeply about the value of a work of art.
Suitable for all abilities, particularly those with a passion for art history and art business, who may not have had much exposure to practice. Minimum age 18.

This course includes:
• Six three-hour sessions with time for questions and discussion each week;
• Four practical life drawing sessions with individual tutorial and critique;
• All necessary art materials provided;
• A studio visit to a contemporary practitioner with opportunities for questions and discussion;
• A study visit to a major London exhibition with specialist insight;
• Refreshments provided;
• Learning in the Institute's Georgian Townhouse campus at the heart of Bloomsbury;
• Certificate of participation on completion of the course.

The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    Day Course: Saturday afternoons; 10.30 - 1.30pm
    Date: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November, 7 December 2019
    Venue: The course will take place at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3EE.
  • Faculty


    To be announced.
  • Course Fees

    Course Fees

    £675 (Register by September 17, 2019 for 10% off)

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    Jessica Foyle Public Programmes Coordinator
    T +44 (0)20 7462 3239 or
  • Course Timetable

    Course Timetable

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  • Further Information

    Further Information

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    Jessica Foyle Public Programmes Coordinator
    T +44 (0)20 7462 3239 or

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