Sunday, June 16, 2024

Pet Portraits Workshop

thu25jul11:00 amthu4:00 pmPet Portraits Workshop11:00 am - 4:00 pm RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham, B3 1SA Event Organized ByRBSA Gallery

Event Details

Pet Portraits Workshop with Janette Summerfield RBSA
If you’ve ever wanted to draw the family pet but are not sure how or where to begin then come along to a fun day that is full of tips, tricks, and techniques. This one-day course will equip you with the confidence to draw a striking portrait of your furry or feathered friend using coloured pencil.
Age group and abilities to be taught

18 years and above
Suitable for all abilities

Course aims and skills/knowledge to be taught

How to draw accurately and in proportion
How to gain a likeness of your pet and portray their physical appearance and unique personality and character.
How to use different marks to depict fur, feather, eyes, beak, and snout realistically.

Course outline for Pet Portraits Workshop

Through a series of studies we shall explore how different mark making can be used to portray the characteristics of their pet, e.g. the fur, feather, beak, snout, and eyes.
We’ll look at composition and proportion to achieve an accurate drawing of our pet
We’ll consider and identify the colour range used to depict fur, feathers, snout, beak and eyes

Materials and equipment required by workshop students

An A4 photograph of your pet, or smartphone/tablet. If possible, please bring multiple photographs to choose from.
A good range of coloured pencils or pastel pencils to cover the variety of tone within your pet’s fur/feathers.

The gallery will provide some but we also recommend you use your own if possible.
The tutor recommends the following brands should you need to buy any: Caran D’Arche, Derwent, Faber Castell, Lyra, Stabilo, Staedtler

A variety of paper to work on and experiment with.

The gallery will provide some but we also recommend you use your own if possible.
The tutor recommends the following papers should you need to buy any: Daler Rowney Murano coloured paper, Stathmore Series 400 Drawing paper, Hot pressed watercolour paper, Canson Mi-Teintes Touch Pastel paper, Clairefontaine Pastelmat Pastel Paper, Canford Assorted Coloured Paper in a pad, Cass Art A4 Kids Coloured Paper
The tutor likes to use a coloured support/ground to brighten up the coloured pencil. She recommends choosing a colour that will complement the anima’s colouring and personality.

Craft knife and sandpaper block, or good quality pencil sharpener

Materials and equipment provided
These materials will be provided and are included in the cost of the workshop, though you may wish to bring your own equipment.

A range of drawing materials including pencils (coloured and uncoloured)
A range of papers including cartridge paper, watercolour paper, and grey sugar paper
Craft knife
Putty rubbers
Pencil Sharpeners
Tracing Paper

Methods of assessing outcomes

Discussion throughout the session between tutor and students
Demonstrations to reinforce new techniques learnt
Completion of an evaluation form

Booking information

To book please visit the RBSA Gallery website and click ‘workshops’ at the top of the page. Alternatively, please call the Gallery on 0121 236 4353 during opening hours Tues-Sat 10.30am – 5pm. Bookings can also be made in person at the Gallery. Payment in full is required at the time of booking to secure a place.
Payments can be made by card online, by card over the phone, and by cash/card at the Gallery.
Places are limited to 8 people. Allocation will take place on a first-come first-served basis.
Please inform the RBSA Gallery when booking of any health conditions or additional needs as some workshops might not be suitable.
A valid student ID must be provided to receive a student discount.

Cancellation Policy

If you, the customer cancels your booked workshop, we are unable to offer you a refund.
Transfers to an alternative workshop may be possible depending on the circumstance and is of the discretion of the RBSA Gallery.
In the event of under-subscription, workshops may be cancelled or re-arranged. We will give you as much notice as possible if this happens and you will be able to transfer to another course or receive a full refund. The RBSA is unable to refund additional expenses, such as travel and accommodation.
If you are booked on a workshop and do not turn up on the day, a refund will not be given.

Continual Professional Development (CPD) and Copyright

We welcome bookings from people attending for Continual Professional Development (CPD). However, our workshops are not designed as CPD. If your employer is paying for the course or you require more details about what you expect from the course, please contact the Gallery in advance before booking.
The workshop content and any information provided (e.g. handouts, guidance notes, etc.) are the intellectual property of the artist delivering the workshop. They should not be used or reproduced without permission from the artist (e.g. copying handouts to use in any classes workshop attendees might deliver themselves afterwards).

Other information

The workshop will take place in the RBSA Gallery, floor 1. The space will be closed to visitors and will only be used by workshop attendees. However, staff and volunteers will need to walk through the space at various points in the day to access the staff office, which is located on the same floor.
Attendees can leave their materials in the workshop space during their breaks but the RBSA will not be responsible for any loss or damages.
Please bring a packed lunch. Alternatively, there are a number of cafés and sandwich shops within walking distance of the Gallery.
Please bring an old shirt or apron to help protect your clothing.
The continuous redevelopment work in the city centre has caused increased traffic, delays, and diversions in and around the City Centre. Therefore, please allow yourself plenty of travel time, plan your route, and check your parking arrangements.
If you are travelling by car, please ensure your car is clean air zone compliant, or charges may occur.

The RBSA Gallery is open on: Tuesday – Saturday. Opening hours are 10.30am – 5.00pm. Plus Sunday (summer months) 11.00am – 4.00pm



July 25, 2024 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


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