Saturday 5th October 2019 • 10:00 am - 4:30pm • £75.00

Suitable for all levels • All materials, refreshments and lunch included.


From Durer to Dumas, artists have found people, and the portrait in particular, to be a source, both inspirational and challenging.

This, one day, intensive course will encourage students to work instinctively and directly with a range of tools and a variety of techniques to produce a series of studies of the human head.  During the workshop we will work on a number of poses to encourage expressive mark making while exploring colour, tone and composition. During workshop Paul will reference relevant artists, demonstrate technique and teach on a one to one basis. You shall be working from a model in charcoal and acrylics.


Paul Mowat is an artist concerned with the human condition. He is based in Edinburgh where he paints and teaches. He is interested in what makes each of us unique, the ageing process, our relationships with one another and the remnants from that. Writing, photographs, drawings and other artefacts of use as a source material. Paul is constantly amazed at our ability to both create and destroy. What makes you, you and me, me? People can be beguiling, beautiful, terrible, banal and surprising. We are all here, now and for a short time. Paul attempts to record some sort of trace.