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Draw or Paint Portraits from Life with Toko Suzuki

Course overview

This new 4 week class is for students with some experience who would like to draw and/or paint portraits from life and learn classical drawing and painting processes for portrait painting. Students will work at their own pace with guidance from Toko and work from the model over 4 weeks of the same pose. This will give students ample time to develop a completed art work. Enjoy learning in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Students can work with drawing materials and or oil paints in this class.

Moritaka ‘Toko’ Suzuki trained in a classical academic art atelier in Italy, Florence. He is now based in Sydney and is using the techniques that he has acquired throughout the years of training, combining them with his own personal taste and aesthetics.

image credits: Toko Suzuki

What to expect

  • Learn to draw/paint portraits
  • Learn to mix colours
  • Learn about light and shadow
  • Learn how to approach working from the live model

Is this course right for me?

Students should have some prior drawing and/or oil painting experience


Drawing: Bring pencils (eg 2B) drawing paper eg good quality cartridge paper, Sketchbook

Oil painters: Bring your oil paints, painting mediums, brushes and palette, a canvas approx A3 size

Recommended colours:

  • Ivory black
  • Titanium white
  • alizarin crimson
  • cadmium yellow
  • cadmium orange
  • cadmium red

(for the above three, if you don’t have cadmiums just bring the most saturated colour)

Filberts in sizes 4 to 10.

1 × 500ml bottle of ODOURLESS solvent
Rags or a roll of paper towel
one or two jam jars with lids for mixing solvents and clean up

Maximum of 12 students in all our classes Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, fees for adult classes exclude art materials.Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.