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This school holiday workshop is a unique opportunity to study portraiture under one of New Zealand's most notable and respected figurative artists, Zarahn Southon.


This four-day workshop will focus on realist techniques in portrait drawing and painting, whilst observing directly from the model. Students will draw for the first half of the workshop working on several portraits using a range of pencils, charcoal, blenders, chalk pastels. Methods taught will focus on tone, light, proportion, planes and anatomical structure.

On the afternoon of the third day students will begin portrait painting in acrylic using a wet into wet painting technique and a limited palette. An understanding of light and shadow will be applied to palette organisation for portrait painting. Discussions will involve colour perception, flesh tones and paint application.

Students will receive one to one feedback with demonstrations and discussions on principles of light, and form.

All materials supplied.

BYO lunch. Tea and coffee are supplied.

Course Code: SHDPP323

Tutor: Zarahn Southon

When: Tue - Fri 10.00am - 3.00pm

Date: 26 - 29 Sept 2023

Duration: 4 Days

Maximum Enrolment: 12

Levels: 13 - 19 YRS

Cost: $465


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