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Portrait Painting with Ash Darq

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Sat, 24 August 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Mullumbimby, NSW 10 $215.00


Are you keen to start painting portraits? Do you already paint people but would like to improve on your realism?

From the subtle curve of a smile to the piercing gaze of the eyes, portrait painting has long been revered as a timeless art form, transcending generations and cultures. In this introduction to portrait painting, we will focus on improving your realism, honing ‘likeness’ and taking a down to earth approach to painting the face.

There is nothing more powerful, more compelling, than the human face. It is the first thing we attune to when we come into this world.

Can’t wait to meet you.

What you will learn:

- Tonal values
- Proper preparation to get things right
- Realism (and unrealism)
- Acrylic paint tips and tricks Entry Requirements

This course is for beginners who are past the basics, up to intermediates

What to bring

  • A pen & paper
  • Refreshments
  • Paint brushes if you have them
  • Tutor will provide materials
  • Reference will be provided for you, but if you’d like to use your own image please bring an A4 printout of a high resolution photo, shoulders up, with good lighting in greyscale. And bring a digital version on your phone for backup.

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will include your receipt and inform you of the dates, times and venue for your course. It will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you.

Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Students are required to be 15 years old and above at the time of enrolment.

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We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!  

Tutor Profile:

Ash Darq

Ash Darq is a northern rivers based painter. A practicing artist for the past 9 years, in her commercial work Ash has made a living from portrait painting and photo reproduction.

Ash has run several online workshops which entailed combining intuitive techniques with figurative, referred to as ‘Shadow Painting’. Now her passion for skill sharing has shifted to the discipline of portrait painting: blending traditional methods with contemporary insights. Realism with the un-realism.

In her personal work Ash tends to traverse more surreal, emotional and sometimes darker themes.

Portrait work:
Personal work: