Pet Portraits are a lovely way to celebrate the beauty of animals. In this course you will learn to draw and paint all types of pets and animals with character! You’ll start by learning how to compose your portraits using simple shapes to achieve proportions. Then you’ll be able to practice building up detail with techniques for eyes, nose, fur and other features. You’ll also be introduced to techniques for backgrounds, expression and colour so you can capture an animal’s personality through their portrait!
You don’t necessarily need a pet to join! You’ll be making artworks inspired by a number of animals throughout the course and reference photographs will be provided. If you do have your own pets you’d like to draw and paint then you will be encouraged to bring your own photographs.
All materials included and suitable for beginners.
Full list of class dates
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Kate is a painter working from her studio in Cardiff. She draws on traditional techniques but applies her own instinctive style using glazes, drips and textures to combine the representational with the abstract. She was recently shortlisted for Jackson’s Painting Prize. Recent exhibitions include The Senedd (National Assembly for Wales), The Riverfront Gallery, Fringe Arts Bath and Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.
For all courses we offer a full refund if you call or email us to cancel at least 14 days before the start of your booking. We are unable to offer you any refund if your course is due to commence within 14 days, or if you do not attend a session/s during the course.
Cancellation by Cardiff Artspace We reserve the right to cancel any course or class at any time. If this happens you can choose either a full refund or a transfer to an alternative course/ date.
How to find us
Our Studio is based in Meanwhile House, just a 10 minute walk from Cardiff Central station. We're just off Curran Embankment. From Penarth Road take the turning between Big Yellow Storage and Kwik Fit and we're the first turning on the left.
Daytimes (until 6pm): The carpark outside the building is reserved for staff only until 6pm (including weekends) and you need a permit to park here. The nearest street parking is just over the bridge along the river on either Taff Embankment or Taffs Mead Embankment. This is charged with meters so do check signs but it is a very short walk from here to the studio. We are also just a 10 minute walk from Cardiff Central train station so easily accessible by public transport. If you do require parking on site we have two visitor permits that can be used by students with prior arrangement but visitor parking is limited and cannot be guaranteed.
Evenings (6pm onwards): The carpark on site is available to visitors from 6pm. If you do arrive early for your class we'd advise you wait with your car until 6pm just in case of inspection.
Access Our studio is on the first floor, accessed via a staircase. Please contact us if you have any access requirements. We will always do our best to accommodate but due to the restrictions of the building this is not always possible.