Study the fundamentals of portrait painting to achieve a likeness through drawing, proportion, tonal values and colour. Choose your own medium, including paint or pastels. Details from Andrew Fitchett re his course in answer to whether he teaches watercolours on this course: "All mediums are welcome. I do not specifically teach watercolour techniques but I can give basic beginner advice so would advise that people using watercolours have a resonable command of the medium to get the most out of the course. There is plenty of common ground in the drawing, colour mixing and composition though.\~ I demonstrate a simple oil paint layering technique by way of example.\line It may be worth mentioning that there are usually a couple of watercolourists on this course and I believe that they have always found it informative and rewarding.\line I'm happy for the students to email me directly if they would like to discuss their requirements in more detail."
Andrew comes from a Graphic Design and Advertising background. Working mainly with oil on canvas, drawing is at the heart of Andrew's work which explores the many ways human and natural worlds interlink. Exhibiting across the UK Andrew's paintings are in private collections in Belgium, Germany, Norway, America and Canada.