Portrait Workshop in Hay Castle

Join our one-day portrait workshop

Contact Marianne to register your interest 

Wednesday 17 August 2022
10am – 4pm

At Hay Castle, Castle St, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5DF

Alongside Hay Caste’s wonderful exhibition ‘Portraits of Writers’ (a National Portrait Gallery Touring Exhibition)

Our Portrait Workshop will be a great opportunity to take a close look at the portraits in the exhibition and then to have a go yourself. While much of the work on show is photographic, there are paintings too, and between them all, they demonstrate the key features so crucial to portraiture: character, mood, texture, background, scale, likeness, and of course colour (or black-and-white). Using photos of the portraits in the exhibition, we’ll be making drawings or paintings (your choice), with plenty of advice and tips from Marianne as to how to create both a likeness and an interesting picture.

Materials: you will need to bring your own materials (drawing, watercolour, acrylic or pastel. Marianne will send you a list of the basics).

Suitable for all ages and skills: beginners, improvers and experienced.

Above image: Riz Ahmed © Sharif Hamza