T2 Portraiture Painting

All levels welcome - with Judy Rogers

  • Starts May 3
  • 215 Australian dollars
  • Craft room

Course Description

A course focusing on the basic principles of portraiture. Students will learn self-portrait drawing and colour exercises, then progress to using photographic references to produce highly individual and original artworks. About the tutor Judy Rogers is an award winning artist who has gained the attention of art audiences and artists alike with her disarming portraits for family and friends and depictions of overlooked and seemingly mundane domestic subjects. Informed by classical traditions and meticulously constructed, imagery is imbued with an honesty and warmth rarely evident in contemporary figurative painting. The conventions of scale and composition coupled with a comprehensive understanding of traditional techniques are utilised to communicate these usually private shared moments between the sitter and the artist in a refreshing and uncontrived manner. Rogers works in her studio in Tresillian Art Centre and teaches art for adults in the Blend(er) gallery and for students in the Applecross Senior Highschool Gifted and Talented program. Judy Rogers has exhibited extensively locally and nationally. About the Course ’Portraiture – Painting from Life and Photographic Reference’ is an intensive study course of the physiognomy, by painting physical features, posing and composition, and giving an accurate portrait of somebody’s character, temperament or mood. The students will learn the principles and techniques of life - like portrait painting in mediums of their own choice. They will maintain their sketch book for preliminary sketches, colour studies, compositional planning and all related investigations for giving a good basis for future portrait paintings. In the first 3 lessons, through detailed observational self - portrait drawings they will establish a good understanding of proportions, facial features, expressions and how to make the subject look three - dimensional. After this, students will acquire good skills and abilities for painting the tonal values, shades of complexion and colour mixing using their chosen mediums and photographic references. They will be able to plan and execute a portrait and finalize composition, mood, colours and self-expression. What you need to bring Materials: Mirror tiles, bull clips, B6 pencils, erasers, sharpeners, A/3 sketch book, charcoal fine and thick, putty erasers, fixative spray. Painting support, paint colours (any medium), selection of brushes, acrylic medium and rag or paper towel

Upcoming Sessions

Terms and Conditions

A 20% administration fee applies to cancellations made before the beginning of term. No refund will be given once the term has started. Classes are not held on public holidays. Course start and finishing dates may vary due to public holidays and availability of the course tutor. A full refund will only be given if a course is canceled by the Tresillian Arts Centre. A refund will only be given if you have a medical certificate for the dates you have missed. No pro-rata payments are available for term courses or if classes are unattended by the student.


Tel: 9389 1977

Email: tresillian@nedlands.wa.gov.au


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