Solihull Arts Complex

That Could Be Me: Portrait Heroes

That Could Be Me: Portrait Heroes

Summer Solidays Activity. Create a portrait of a hero. (age 11+)


Join us at The Core this summer holiday for Amazing Art workshops. In this session, turn your admiration into inspiration and create a portrait of a hero.

What will you learn?

Learn how to tackle complex drawings, using simple techniques to measure and record proportions accurately. We will focus on capturing character and facial expression through angles and proportions of facial features. Have fun with shading and pencil techniques to build up form and texture, creating a likeness of your inspirational figure. In just one session, you’ll have created a realistic portrait of one of your heroes, which you can take home with pride. And you’ll have developed an understanding of how to build a portrait step-by-step.

Lunch Arrangements - There are options to add a healthy lunch to the session:

  • Book Art session £10 - bring your own packed lunch.
  • Book Art & Lunch bag £15 - receive a lunch bag from Encore café bar
  • Book Free Art Session & Lunch bag where eligible for Free School Meals
  • Participants aged 11+ (Weds only) can go out for lunch with parents permission

Workshop registration form for medical/emergency detail plus a Lunch form is required for each child – signed by parent/guardian. Please download and bring completed forms, or allow time to complete both forms at drop-off on the day. 

Form 1: Registration Form PDF download OR Microsoft Word download

Form 2: Lunch Form PDF download OR Microsoft Word download

To avoid our £1.50 booking fee, you can book through Box Office at The Core 0121 704 6962 - 9.30-2.30pm Mon-Sat.There are 15 places available per session. Please call if you need more info.

Summer Solidays Amazing Art sessions are part-funded by Arts Council England and Holiday Activity Food (HAF) to provide great quality tuition (plus free school meals where eligible) during holidays. 

What next?

This workshop by Art at the Heart supports Arts Award at Discover, Explore and Bronze levels. If you enjoy the session, find out more about Arts Award and join our five-week drawing masterclass course at The Core – here’s what others have said: “Thank you so much for all the classes, I’ve really enjoyed them and I’m really happy with my self-portrait. You’ve really taught me a lot about the angles of the face and the eyes. It’s been very good to learn new things about shading. I’m sad now it’s finished but I hope I can do the next class too” Child Student.

Location - The Courtyard Gallery - The Core, Homer Road, Solihull, B91 3RG

Running Time: 10am - 2.30pm (with break for lunch)

Age: 11-16

Price: £10, £15 with lunchbox or FREE if eligible for free school meals (please select the correct option when booking tickets)




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