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Portrait Painting

Portrait Painting


  • Sat 21 Sep, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 22 Sep, 10:00am – 4:00pm


Selwyn Community Education, 203 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama



Ticket Information:

  • BYO lunch. Course fee including materials: $183.00
  • Buy Tickets – 09 521 9623

Selwyn Community Education is based at Selwyn College, Kohimarama, Auckland.

This course, new for 2019, runs over the weekend 21 - 22 September 2019 10 AM - 4 PM both days.

Come and learn the skills to paint portraits from photos. Learn the basics of form, value and colour - while stealing a few tricks from some of the old masters. Create your very own masterpieces.

This course will focus on painting alla prima (wet on wet) acrylic painting and explore painting different subjects from photos. It will discuss techniques for simplifying the subject and learning to paint with directness and economy. Students will learn the basics of form, value, colour and how to use painting knowledge to interpret photos so that they can produce successful paintings.

Expected learning outcomes:
- Develop an individual style
- Learn a clear process to take a painting from beginning to end
- Block in paintings quickly and accurately
- Find proportions
- Have control over composition

This course fee includes all materials. Bring your lunch each day. We'll provide tea and coffee in the staffroom at break times.

Our mission is to provide quality affordable and accessible lifelong learning opportunities for our community.

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