Learning Portrait Painting from the Masters


10.00am – 4.00pm

SKU: LPPFTMT122 Category:

Learn the magical art of portraiture using the traditional medium of oil paints with Melbourne artists Nicholas Chen.

This beginner orientated workshop is designed to teach participants how to approach the complex task of representational portraiture using oil paints.

During this class you will learn lessons that will help you break down the planes and angles of the human head to understand tone and shade.  You will also gain an important understanding of basic colour mixing using oils.

Though primarily an oil painter, Nicolas Chen works in a variety of mediums including water colour, gouache, dry media and digital. A graduate of the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney and the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, Nicolas has returned to his hometown of Melbourne to continue his work as an artist and to share the knowledge and experiences gained from his atelier style training, through his teaching. Nicolas has been awarded various scholarships and achievements over the years, including the AME Bale travelling scholarship Major Award in 2018.

Students will learn that even as a beginner, it is possible to create good outcomes with strong guidance and process orientated approaches. All materials are included in the price of the workshop.

At the Melbourne Studio of Art we strive to provide a safe and welcoming learning environment for our staff and patrons and always have the best interest of our customers in mind. On return to the studio, we will be strictly following COVID guidelines including limiting capacity and frequently disinfecting our studio spaces.

Please Note:
This means that we will only be accepting enrolments from fully vaccinated individuals during this time. Students who wish to attend in studio classes require to be fully vaccinated at the time of their scheduled workshop.

Before confirming your booking, please read our terms and conditions thoroughly as we are unable to offer refunds, credits or transfers.

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Sunday 20th March