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Portrait Drawing

Portrait Drawing - Art Class - Sydney Art SchoolPortrait Drawing
Price:$ 360.00

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Portrait Drawing - Art Class - Sydney Art School
Portrait Drawing - Art Class - Sydney Art School

Drawing the likeness of another person is a skill sought after by many artists and admired by all people.

Baulkham Hills
Next Course Start Date
Sarurday 9am - 11am Matthew Kentmann   8 wks 3 Feb 2018
10am - 12pm
Kristin Hardiman
8 wks 31 Jan 2018
Wednesday 6.30 - 8.30 Apple Yin   8 wks 31 Jan 2018

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.

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.


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.