liz sergeant

The Art of Portraiture

As part of their programme of art therapy, St Francis hospice in Berkhamsted runs artist-led Open Studios on the first Monday of the month. I was delighted to return there in November 2017 to lead a session on portraiture. We looked at portraits through the ages - from Elizabeth I's Armada portrait to the modern day selfie - then explored different ways of making portraits of ourselves and others - with our eyes shut, with our non-dominant hand, with a continuous line, with dots, experimenting with a variety of media such as charcoal, pastel and chalks.

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