Sat 05 Mar 2022 - Sat 05 Mar 2022


10:30 - 16:00



Explore portraiture painting with the guidance of artist Luke Thompson on this one day workshop.

You’ll paint a portrait from a reference image following step by step demonstrations. The aim will be to construct the portrait with a focus on facial proportions, starting with mid and dark tones and adding details and highlights as the painting progresses.

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Luke Thompson

Luke Thompson is an artist and musician based in Leeds. His methods are based upon contemporary realism, with a strong influence from classical practices. Through his own creative practice he aims to communicate the raw complexities of the portrait, finding a mutual connection of feeling between the subject, artist, and the viewer. Luke regularly takes on commissions and runs workshops across Yorkshire.

Instagram: @lukethompson_art


Who is the Workshop for?

The workshop is suitable for early career artists or beginners who would like to progress from drawing to using paints in their portraits. It will be taught with step-by-step directions to build your confidence in painting.

Do I Need to Bring Anything?

Basic materials such as pencils, charcoal, cartridge paper, brushes and acrylics will be provided, as well as drawing boards and easels. Students are also encouraged to bring their own materials to use as well if they have them. Please bring an apron or wear old clothes to avoid getting mucky!

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Course Booking Terms and Conditions

Workshop and course bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 7 days before the scheduled start date. Our workshops support the work we do as a charity, and because materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than 7 days before the workshop date. Please note that Eventbrite's booking fee is non-refundable.

Bookings cannot be transferred between courses however bookings can be transferred to another person in the event that you are unable to attend on the day.

In the event that The Art House needs to cancel a workshop for any reason, for example due to tutor illness or if lockdown measures are put back in place your ticket will be refunded in full.