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Portrait Painting Weekend Workshop

Saturdays 29th & Sunday 30th June 10am - 3.30pm $290

  • Starts 29 June
  • 290 Australian dollars
  • Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

Service Description

Have you ever wanted to paint a portrait and thought it was too difficult? This workshop is suitable for both beginners and experienced artists. Join Susan for this portrait workshop and learn the basics of mixing flesh tones in oils for different skin types. You will also be taken through a series of exercises that identify the key elements that create form using the planes of the face, how to apply the paint confidently and add details that are unique to your model to achieve a likeness. Whether you are a novice or experienced, this workshop will cater to your individual needs. We begin the workshop by looking at a variety of portraits, their styles and palettes, and will then complete small exercises, focusing on the form of the head and its planes. Observation skills are very important to the portrait painter and we will be examining "ways of seeing" to represent form, value and colour. You will also learn about finding relative points and lines on a portrait that identify distinctive and unique features in every portrait, essential for achieving a likeness. Participants are encouraged to bring at least 3 portrait pictures of someone they would like to paint. This may be a family member, friend or simply a portrait that you found in a magazine, Susan will also have a range of portraits to share with participants for the purpose of the exercises. All materials are supplied, including paint, boards and canvases. We will have a sink, fridge and coffee and tea making facilities. Feel free to bring your own lunch, and morning or afternoon tea to share if you wish. If you would like more information, please call Susan on mob 0438460477.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

If, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Art Hub cancels a class or workshop, you will be notified asap. If the cancellation relates to a workshop, an alternative new date may be offered to the same value of the workshop being cancelled. If we cannot accommodate a suitable date, a full refund will be issued. If you are unable to attend a class you have booked, if possible please let us know either 2 days before the scheduled date or the day before to allow us to adjust staff numbers.

Contact Details

  • Jervis Bay Maritime Museum, Dent Street, Huskisson NSW, Australia

    02 7251 3387

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