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Portrait Drawing

Learn How to Draw Portraits Like a Master

The art of drawing a portrait is a skill that can be learnt and developed.  But there are a set of fundamental principles that form the foundation of being a good portrait artist.  This course will save you time in learning and developing the skills to draw a portrait,  an essential step to becoming a good portrait artist.

In this course you will learn:

  • The dimensions and proportions of the head and face
  • How to create a likeness of your subject
  • Tips and hints to mastering facial features,  eyes, nose, mouth, ears and eyebrows.

 This course will also continue to develop your skills and techniques in observational drawing.

Studios Dates Times

Baulkham Hills
Next Course Start Date
Sarurday 9am - 11am Matthew Kentmann   8 wks 14 Oct 2017
10am - 12pm
Kristin Hardiman
8 wks 11 Oct 2017

Overview of this Art Class

Analysis and breakdown of the individual features will be an integral part of the class, with special emphasis being placed upon their relation to the whole.

Structural concepts such as planes and construction will be emphasized, as well as the techniques of tonal drawing.  

 Observation of shapes and the identification of the unique character of each model/photo will be taught as a means of capturing a likeness.

Tutor Highlights

Matthew Kentmann
Mathew has been a finalist in some of Australia's most prestigous painting and drawing prizes including;
  • Archibald Prize 2015
  • Doug Moran Portrait Prize 2016, 2015, 2012
  • Dobell Prize for Drawing - 2011, 2003
 He is an Honours Graduate of College of Fine Arts,  holds a Bachelor of Teaching, and is a teacher at a private school in the northern suburbs of Sydney.
Kristin Hardiman

Kristin Hardiman is one of Australia’s leading portrait and equine artists and is an Exhibiting Member of the Portrait Artists Australia.  Her awards include:

  • Finalist Clifton Art Prize 2016
  • Finalist Gallipoli Memorial Prize 2016, 2015, 2013
  • Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Prize 2014
  • Winner International Inglis Equine Art Prize 2011

She holds a Diploma Fine Arts and Education from the Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education (now The University of NSW Art and Design) and has been working as a professional artist and teacher for nearly 30 years.

Material List

 What do I need to bring to class?

Use the list in the Resource Kit shown as a guideline for the materials you will need.

If you already have some materials don't feel the need to rush out and buy any more.  Just bring them to your first class and your tutor will give advice on what additional materials you will need.

If you don't have any materials the resource kit shown has been selected to provide the essential materials with good quality at an affordable price.   When you order online the kit will be prepared and be ready for you at your next class (please allow 2 days notice).


Drawing Course Resource Kit - Starter Set

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Product details

Sales price: $ 160.00


This resource kit contains the core materials for students starting in any Drawing courses

  • A3 Newsprint Paper Pad
  • A3 Visual Diary - Sydney Art School
  • Charcoal willow sticks
  • Conte Sketch Match Box 4
  • Kneadable eraser
  • Pencil Set