workshop: portraits for printing (underway)

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This workshop can be booked through the Hunter Island Press website. Click HERE to book now.

This course will take place at:

Hunter Island Press, 87 South St, Bellerive TAS 7018

4th, 11th, & 18th November

$130 HIP members

$150 non-members



This workshop can be booked through the Hunter Island Press website. Click HERE to book now.

Our Portraiture for Printmaking workshop is in collaboration with Hunter Island Press.

Over the history of art until now, the subject of portraiture continues to engage artists from all walks of life. It inspires empathy and connection, at the same time challenges skill and expression. In this three week workshop we will journey from the basics of drawing the head and face to the complexity of detailing the features. We will look at how other printmakers have interpreted the portrait, explore beautiful mark-making and consider what aspects of the face make each subject so distinctive.

*This workshop will be primarily focused around printmaking, but is open to artists working in other mediums.

In this course we will:

  • learn to structure complex forms through simplified shape
  • draw faces from different angles and perspectives
  • utilise planes and contour lines to simplify and convey the topography of the face
  • study basic skeletal anatomy of the head and face
  • learn about light and shadow, and how it creates form
  • learn about what defines a particular person’s features
  • study the detailed forms and structure of the facial features
  • explore beautiful, expressive mark making

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for beginner students of portraiture, and those who would like to refresh or deepen their existing portraiture practice.

All materials will be provided

Feel free to bring any of your own materials that you would like to use. We will be providing pencils, paper, erasers and charcoal.  For any further information contact Yilian at or call 0420429774


(Unless stated otherwise, fees for adults classes exclude materials)


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