Heroic Portraits Masterclass

Heroic portrait
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Tackling your own storytelling portrait

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Portraits have long been used to define our heroes. From paintings to posters, the right image can transform a person into an icon. Inspired by our exhibition Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth, you’ll explore what makes a heroic image. You’ll be guided through the principles of proportion and perspective, as well as mark marking in your chosen medium. You’ll consider how to construct an image to tell a story and explore the kind of hero you would like to be. You will apply this knowledge in a self-portrait that presents the heroic you to the world.

By the end of the day, you will have learnt the fundamentals of portraiture and developed an understanding of visual storytelling. You will have explored the notion of myth making through images and created your own heroic self-portrait.

Please email adultlearning@bl.uk to discuss your access requirements as soon as you have booked your ticket.

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Name: Heroic Portraits Masterclass
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: From £55 – £65
Concessions available
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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