Artist Julia Pomeroy reaches for a paintbrush in her studio with brightly coloured paintings behind her

Portrait painting course with Julia Pomeroy

  • Sundays, 25 Jun – 16 Jul
  • 10.30am–2pm
  • City Workshop, Second Floor, The Tetley
  • £130 General | £110 Members
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Learn the fundamentals of portrait painting in this four week course with artist Julia Pomeroy.

Depicting a person of your choice, these classes focus on reflecting their likeness, character and essence.

Starting with drawing exercises and building up to oil painting, Julia will reference oil portraits from modern and contemporary art to inspire you through the process.

Together, you’ll learn about facial proportions, positioning of features, hair, light and shade, and explore details to bring your portraits to life.

Through these guided sessions, you’ll produce a final oil painting to take home.


Suitable for both beginners and more experienced painters.

All materials are provided. You are invited to bring a selection of reference images of the person whose portrait you wish to paint.

Julia Pomeroy is an oil painter from London, based in Leeds. She is currently a studio holder at Assembly House and is working towards a series of group exhibitions. Through an ongoing exploration of colour and light, her figurative paintings create narratives featuring figures within architecturally interesting and psychologically charged spaces.


  • This event is taking place in our City Workshop on the Second Floor.
  • There are accessible toilets on our Ground and Second Floors.
  • Our lift is located at the rear of our building for access to all floors.
  • Please call us on 0113 320 2323 or email info@yorkshire-contemporary.local if you have any specific questions about access.

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