Art Classes Melbourne | Art Studio | Art School Melbourne

Portraiture with Ben Howe | Term 4



10:00am – 4:00pm       |       9th October – 30th October (4 weeks)
10:00am – 4:00pm       |      9th October – 27th November (8 weeks)

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Ben Howe is one of Melbourne’s most formidable painters of photo realism, and is highly regarded for his consistent and considered body of work which is both collected and exhibited on a regular basis.

This popular class offers students of all levels the possibility of learning how to paint realistic and strong portraits, using a mix of classical and contemporary approaches. Students will be guided through every step of the process from how to observe and compose, to drawing, tonal value, brush technique, colour preparation and glazing. Experienced students will also be encouraged to develop individual techniques that express a more intuitive approach.

Ben’s serious approach to the making of art gives students the opportunity to receive mentoring from an artist who is true to the archetypal or traditional expectation of one who lives and breathes the making of images.

Please note that students are required to bring or purchase their own materials for this course. Please have a read through the required materials list to determine whether you will need to purchase the full kit, priced with a 25% student discount. Kits can be added to your enrolment booking, and picked up at the beginning of the first class. If you don’t require the full kit, individual items can be purchased in person at the studio.

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

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4 weeks, 8 weeks

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