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Hazelhurst sponsor list, Arts NSW, Holt Estate, Moran Aged Care

Portrait Painting for Senior Secondary Students

22 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020

Explore portrait painting with artist Ashley Frost.

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This workshop explores the often fraught but immensely rewarding genre of portrait painting. We start by preparing our subject matter, the photo of the sitter, by using photoshop or analogue editing and cropping and adjusting the tonal range of our source image. This is closely followed by a research drawing exercise. Next we explore the tones, colour and shapes of the face by making a monoprint directly from the source image. Then we set up our canvas and palettes and begin to paint our portrait.

We will look at applying methods to improve the portrait’s composition, proportions, tonal range and colour palette along with the importance of creating a background that enhances the portrait.

The tutor, Ashley Frost, is a graduate of the National Art School and has travelled widely conducting research for his PhD candidacy on public art in the cities of Brasilia, Beijing, New York and Canberra. He has worked as an exhibiting artist for 24 years with four solo shows in New York (2000, 2002, 2004 & 2016), a solo show in Austin, Texas in 2016 and group exhibitions in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Guangzhou (2014-2018). In 2003 he won the prestigious Kings Art Prize and has been a finalist in a number of national art prizes. Frost was a finalist in the 2017 Archibald Prize, winner of the people’s choice award for the 2017 Mosman Art Prize and finalist in the 2020 Mosman Art Prize. He is an art educator at a number of Sydney art schools and works from his studio in Alexandria. He exhibits at Stella Downer Fine Art in Sydney and Nancy Sever in Canberra.

Class Date: Sunday 22 November 2020.     Cost: $80.      Time: 10am - 4pm.

Image: courtesy Ashley Frost.

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hazelhurst@ssc.nsw.gov.au

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