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Painting 4

Painting 4

Begins Wednesday 30th October

Duration: 6 weeks
Hours: 12 - 3pm
Level: Intermediate
Price: $558 TAR Member / $620 Non Member

6:30 – 9:30pm class *BOOKED OUT

*No class 13 November

Explore the dynamic relationship between painting and photography in our new Portraiture course!

In this 6 week study, we’ll uncover how photography is not an adversary to painting, but rather a powerful aid in the creation of painted portraits. Through the lens of historical and contemporary artists, we’ll delve into the artistry behind utilising reference photos and create a painted portrait from the ground up.

Our aim? To reshape the conversation around the use and construction of reference imagery. Break free from misconceptions like “real painters don’t use reference photos” – in fact, photography can elevate your painting practice, particularly with a strategic approach. Join us as we learn to leverage photography’s strengths, creating vibrant portraits that blend accuracy with artistic expression.

By the end of the course, participants will emerge with the skills and confidence to create expressive painted portraits that transcend mere likeness, capturing the essence and spirit of their subjects.

Key topics covered include:
– Underpainting mastery
– Sighting for Accuracy
– Beyond Photorealism
– Photoshop and Colour Palette Exploration
– Expression and Emotion


Painting 4 is suitable for: +

Suitable for intermediate to experienced. Both PAINTING 1 AND PAINTING 2 (formerly Grisaille to Glazing/ Glazing with Oils) are strongly recommended, with at least Painting 1 as a prerequisite.

Materials +

Please bring your brushes and paints from P1 and P2. Materials list will be emailed to you prior to class.

Online support +

This course includes a private forum called Slack where Jen shares class resources, plus you can engage with your classmates outside of sessions and share your works in progress. You'll receive an email invite to access the group prior to the start of class.
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