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Portrait Painting for Beginners

  • Level: Beginner
  • Number of Parts: 1
  • Price for Class: $30.00*

The portrait painting course aims to teach the fundamentals of painting a face. This is a beginners course mainly focusing on learning about facial proportions and how to correctly position the features - as well as how to fix things when they go wrong!

The course has a strong focus on building student confidence and is aimed at those with little or no experience who would just like to have a go. It also serves as a primer for subsequent portrait courses. There's no doubt that portrait painting is definitely hard, but the aim here is not to end up being able to paint a masterpiece, just to try to dispel "there's no way I could do that" feelings!

  • Mr Smiley Face and the Rubin Vase

    • Session Duration: 1 hour

    In this lesson, students learn about the basic proportions of the human head. In the first half of the session they create a simple front facing head with nominal features. The aim is to unlearn what they think they know about where the features sit on the disc of the face.

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Other Information About the Course

There are no specific equipment requirements for the course, just bring yourself. We do suggest old clothes as painting can be a messy business. Feel free to bring a notepad and pen in case you want to take notes, but we'll provide all the equipment that you need for the course:

  • Brushes
  • Canvas board
  • A rag for those little mishaps...
  • Turpentine


Payment is required before the class starts. and can be:

  • On the day the price will be $35.00 - and places will be alloted on a first come, first served basis. We do not currently have EFTPOS facilities, so cash only please (be advised that there are no ATMs in Arapuni).
  • By bank transfer - account details will be included in the email you receive upon booking.