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Portrait Painting Master Class in Oils with Marie Mansfield

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Price excludes materials | Master class workshop assumes prior oil painting experience | Price includes fee for model for 2 days
Limited to 10 students

This master class style workshop is for students with prior oil painting experience who would like to improve their painting skills. The focus of this two day workshop is ‘tone’ as it relates to portrait painting. Marie Mansfield has developed a strong reputation for her tonalist portrait, landscape and still life paintings and in this workshop she will share her knowledge and skills with students. Gaining a solid understanding of tone is a vital ingredient to improving your painting. With a good understanding of tone you can bring atmosphere and mood into your paintings, whether it be still life, portraiture or landscape. You will learn to observe tone and be introduced to a method of mixing colours tonally and paint a portrait study.

In 2016 Marie was a finalist in the Archibald Prize with her painting of fellow New Zealander Euan Macleod (pictured). She is a regular finalist in the Moran Prize, Portia Geach Memorial Award, Black Swan Portrait Prize and Mosman
Art Prizes.

_images Euan by Marie Mansfield, 2016 Archibald Finalist _

Is this course right for me?
Some prior experience with oil painting is assumed


Please bring the following:
Palette Knife
2-3 Canvas boards or canvas 10x12"inch or larger (10x14" or 12x16") whatever feels comfortable.
Your brushes
Odourless Solvent (solvent MUST be odourless).
Rags or paper towels
Oil Paints. Bring what you have. Marie’s recommended colour palette is: Titanium White or Zinc White, Ivory Black, Burnt Sienna, yellow ochre, (Spectrum) Vermilion
Other colours could include: Lemon Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Permanent Rose or Alizarin Crimson, Cerulean Blue (hue will do), Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow or whatever you have.
Optional to prepare the boards: Acrylic Paint – White, Raw Umber


What is included in the price? Does the price include art materials? The listed price excludes materials unless specified otherwise. Please bring everything specified as we do not sell art materials.If you are unsure about materials, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Most local art supply stores offer a 10% discount when presented with your Art Est. materials list. Click here to view a list of local art supply stores.

How do I enrol and pay? Online enrolment and payment is preferred. Click the Enrol button to add class/es to your shopping cart. Proceed to check out to complete your enrolment details and pay by secure payment gateway. Visa card or Master card only. If you prefer to enrol and pay over the phone, call us on 02 9564 1519.

Can I get a refund if I cancel a workshop? Can I swap to a different workshop if something comes up? Please read our cancellation and refund policy in our terms and conditions carefully.

Do you offer any discounts for seniors or other discounts? Seniors card holders and pension card holders are entitled to a 5% discount on workshops. Card number must be provided at the check out for the discount to apply. Students enrolled in a full 8 week term course receive a 10% discount on any adults weekend workshop in the same term.

Can I get lunch/coffee nearby? For full day workshops, we suggest bring your own lunch, drinks snacks. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, microwave oven, sandwich press and small toaster oven. Tea and coffee facilities are available.

What should I wear? We recommend wearing flat, close toed shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on! We do have aprons for use. The art studios have heaters and fans, but no air-conditioning. So dress warm for winter and cool for summer.

When should I arrive? The school will be open 15 minutes before the commencement of your class.

Can I park close by? Art Est. is located on a small light industrial estate with free onsite parking and plenty of unmetered street parking. Directly outside the front door are designated ‘Art Est’ spaces along with general visitor tandem parking opposite the front door. Visit our About Us page for public transport options.