Painting People: The Figure and Portrait – Thursdays 28 Sept 2017 to 5 July 2018

1 Place available

Two Term Fee £1225 Fee per term £650

Classes run from 10am to 5pm (see below for term timetable) – Fee includes an end of year student show at the Art Pavilion in Mile End Park. This course is limited to 12 participants only, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Prof Dr Alexander Murray Harper

This course aims to explore the elements of portraiture and figure painting and drawing in both systematic and creative ways. The course will be taught by established artists namely Sandy Moffat OBE RSA, Alison Harper and  Rosemary Beaton and Allan Ramsay

All are prize winning portrait painters who have exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery and/or the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Three of the five tutors have their work permanently in the National Portrait collections.

This detailed course will include slide-shows and talks by each tutor on their work, ideas and the methods they use.

Click images to enlarge © Image copyright of the artists All rights reserved. Licensed for use by TheESOP with artist’s consent

Portrait by Allan Ramsay


Term 1: 28 Sept to 7 Dec 2016 Drawing and Painting from life – Half term  26 October

Term 2: 11 Jan to 22 Mar 2017 Painting People – Ideas and Photography – Half term 15 February

Term 3: 26 Apr to 5 July 2017 Portraits: a moment in time – the power of storytelling through paint. – Half term 31 May

Iain Crichton Smith by Alexander Moffat