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A Portrait from Life in Oils | Andrew Bonneau

A Portrait from Life in Oils | Andrew Bonneau

"Andrew Bonneau is a patient and supportive art instructor and very generous with his artistic knowledge. Attending his drawing and painting workshop filled in a lot of gaps in my knowledge and opened up my capabilities. I gained valuable tools and resources and a renewed drive and direction. Given the opportunity, I would definitely attend more of Andrew’s workshops." - Cindy C

About this workshop

Study portraiture with nationally-renowned realist painter, Archibald and Doug Moran Prize finalist, Andrew Bonneau.
In this three-day workshop, you will be guided through the process of drawing and/or painting a single portrait from life, focusing on accurate observation of the model and learning from Andrew’s expertise in perceiving and capturing the essence of his portraiture subjects.

What will I learn?

Through demonstrations and discussions, you will be guided through the complete process of creating a portrait, including:
• understanding proportion, anatomy and perspective
• conceptualising the model in relation to the light source
• modelling form
• understanding colour theory and paint handling
• creating an initial ‘block in’ in graphite
• developing a refined drawing, then transferring the drawing to canvas and beginning painting.
The same model will pose for all three days, allowing you to create a single drawing or painting.

Who is this course suitable for?

Basic knowledge and skills in drawing and painting will be helpful for this course.
Ask our friendly team for advice if you are not sure if this workshop is for you.

What do I need to bring?

Please click on the materials list link below
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What is Provided?

• Clothed life model for the duration of the workshop
• Standing Easels, tables and chairs
• Large light-filled studio space
• Tea, coffee and biscuits (you might like to bring your own cup)
• A friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
• Connection to the Brisbane Painting Classes art community

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.