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Heroic Heads

Mon 5 August, 10:00amThu 8 August, 4:00pm


Date: Mon 5 August to Thu 8 August
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Price: 170.00 – 175.00
Venue: Anthony Minghella Theatre

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Heroic Heads with Nick Martin

Mon 5, Tue 6, Wed 7 & Thu 8 Aug / 10am – 4pm / £175 / £170*

5th & 6th Aug in the Minghella Theatre Quay Arts, 7th & 8th Aug at Jubilee Stores.

Participants will need to supply some of their own materials, for the list of materials please click here –

Nick Martin Summer School Materials list

This course looks into drawing and painting the head from many angles. Full face, ¾ head, profile, from above and from below. On day one and two students will look at the face and the grammar of drawing a portrait, working from the cinema screen in the Quay Arts theatre to have a close up look at the features of the face. On day three and four students will be at Jubilee Stores. Day three will ­be drawing a portrait in pastels from a female model in profile. Day four will be painting an acrylic or oil portrait from a male model in front or ¾ view.

Meet the Tutor

Nick Martin is a figurative painter and his work is based on drawing as the underlying structure. He concentrates mainly on portraits taking the form of hinged panel paintings, influenced by 14th and 15th century altar pieces. He also uses the principles of impressionist colour mixing to enhance colour with simultaneous complimentary colours, allowing the eye to mix shades and hues. Nick teaches life drawing and runs the new Portfolio Preparation course at Quay Arts.


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