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Introduction to Portraiture

Tutor: Juliet Kac
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR
Next start date:  Online course coming in Spring 2021.

You will cover in depth the structure of the head and facial features. You will be introduced to a classical approach to painting a portrait using a limited palette.  The workshop is suitable for complete beginners or can be a refresher course for those with some experience. 

About the tutor

Juliet has an M.F.A in Fine Arts (Auckland University) and a PhD on the relationship between music and painting (University of Brighton). She works as a professional portrait painter and continues to develop her abstract painting. She has many years’ experience in teaching oil painting, printmaking, life drawing and portraiture.



I have loved painting in oils for many years. Joining a class with a professional and encouraging tutor has been a privilege and pleasure. Barbara

I love oil painting and feel happy that I'm improving my skill. I am getting closer to freeing myself up from the technical skills so I can express myself better. Anne


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You will need the following tubes of oil painting colours

Raw umber

Burnt sienna

Yellow ochre

Blue black or Paynes gray

White  (titanium or zinc) (medium to large tube)


Two A3 (NO BIGGER) sized canvas boards

A disposable palette or artists wooden palette


Palette knife

Brushes - At least –hog or synthetic

2 small round brush for detailed work size 0

2 medium sized flat style brushes size 6

2 medium sized filbert style brushes size 6

 Two jars with lids. One small (pesto size), One larger jam size jar.

Low odour oil painting thinner and brush cleaner

(e.g. Zest it).

Liquin (optional)


Cotton rags

 Old clothes e.g. apron or old shirt

 Masking tape

Pencil, Biro (preferably red) Ruler

 These materials should be available at Clarks in Bond Street.