Oxford Summer School

Portraits - Colour and Tone

Tuesday 1st August 2023 for 1 day — Cost: £52

Tutor: Cathy Landell Mills

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We will work on drawing and using colour to build the head and create a portrait.

Through looking and working from a series of images, students will learn to use colour and tone. Using soft pastel, we will look at colour mixing, tone and colour, flesh tones and layering colour.

If students would like to bring another medium such as watercolour, that is also fine and I can look at other mediums individually with students.

Students can bring an image themselves if they would like to work on a particular person (the larger the image, the better)

It is possible to combine this course with Portraits - Line and Form on Monday 31st July.


Students will need an A3 pad (Daler Smooth heavyweight is a good choice if you don’t have a pad already); A set of soft pastels, Unison, Rembrandt, Jackson’s or Inscribe are good; A J Cloth and an apron.

Materials stockists

  • Broad Canvas, Broad Street, Oxford
  • Jacksons Art (mail order)

Cost to Students

If you would like any further information or for me to provide materials at a £7 charge, please email me at cathylandellmills@me.com