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Portraiture Workshop with Samira Addo

Sat 23 April 2022, 10.30am3.30pm

Portraiture Workshop with Samira Addo

The opportunity to explore portraiture in this four hour masterclass, with winner of the 2018 Portrait Artist of the Year competition.

Set in the beautiful surroundings of our Adam Hall, join Samira Addo as she takes you through her artistic process, shares her techniques and supports you on your journey to produce a portrait.

Inspired by our sitter –explore how colour and line expresses forms and as Samira states “evokes emotion and holds a level of relatability unlike any other genre.”

“​My art often reflects themes I have a close association with, from moments with friends, to countries explored. Often, I tend to find inspiration in the subtleties of a facial expression or from the exploration of colour and construction. Currently, I’ve been working predominantly in oils, in a style that may be considered as contemporary realism” Samira Addo

Our sitter for this workshop is the inspiring Laura Nyahuye. Laura has been named one of Coventry City of Cultures Modern Lady Godvia’s. Laura is a Zimbabwean born creative visionary who makes wearable body adornments. Her work challenges perceptions and addresses issues to do with women and migrant communities. She is also the founder of Maokwo, a social enterprise exploring ways in which creativity can bring communities together. Laura will provide a short artist talk before she sits for her portrait, showcasing some of the body adornments.

Samira Addo is a self-taught artist with a love of portraiture – portraits can engage attention, evoke emotions, and hold a level of relatability unlike any other genre. Her art often reflects themes she have a close association with, from moments with friends, to countries explored. Often, Samira tends to find inspiration in the subtleties of a facial expression or from the exploration of colour and construction. Currently, she has been working predominantly in oils, in a style that may be considered as contemporary realism.

The winner of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2018, Samira Addo, is commissioned for a portrait of the actor Kim Cattrall, now hanging in the prestigious Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

This workshop is suitable for anyone who wants to explore the detail and expression of portraiture.
Basic materials and those preferred by the Artist Samira Addo will be provided.
If you work in a specific medium, you are welcome to bring your own materials to aid your process.

£145 per person
Your ticket includes access to our grounds, collections and exhibitions.

Left: Samira Addo Right: Laura Nyahuye

Lead image: Portrait of Kim Cattrall by Samira Addo 2018