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Donna Downey - Simplified Portrait
Donna Downey - Simplified PortraitDonna Downey - Simplified PortraitDonna Downey - Simplified Portrait
  • ONE day Simplified Portrait workshop

  • 28th September 2019

  • 10am - 5pm

  • Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide

  • Maximum 20 students per workshop

  • Payment plan available at checkout

  • Included
  • FAQ


 " "I can paint faces!!" These were the exact words that escaped in excitement when I finished my first portrait. I designed this workshop for all levels from the very beginner to the practiced artist. Although we will work together in establishing some basic portrait basics, we will not draw a single line! We will be painters, enjoying the art of the painted portrait without measuring and technical mumbo jumbo that only confuses the joy of painting". 

 - Complete 2 simplified portraits (One 9x12" canvas is supplied per student, 2nd available to purchase on day or bring your own)

- We will work from the same image provided for the first piece and then an individualised image (students choice) for second piece 

 - Acrylic paint will be used for the workshops however you can then continue with any medium once home 

 - We will not be striving for realism, but focussing on the expressive quality of portraiture

- We will explore paint colours, skin tones and colour mixing 

 - Elements of the face and how they apply to facial expressions

- Using a grid to establish proportion 

 - Defining the body through shadow and light 

 - Highlighting the stylistic differences each artist brings to their own painting

4 Star hotel in heart of Adelaide 

Continuous tea & coffee 

Morning & afternoon tea 

Gourmet lunch 

One canvas per student, per day 

Table easels, water buckets & palette knives 

Paper towel & baby wipes 

Selection of acrylic paints for sharing 

Disposable palettes 

Facebook "meet & greet" group page 


Brushes - round size 2, filberts in 4, 6, 8  

 Palette (if you don't want to use disposable one). 

More information will be shared in Facebook group page or via email.

It is STRONGLY recommended that nobody purchase flights OR accomodation until we hit minimum numbers for both days. Mrs Red will let everyone know as we get closer to target numbers. Minimum of 12 students per day is required.

The hotel is also offering a special on accomodation for this workshop. More information will be provided when we get to that magical number.

All tickets will be 100% refunded if class numbers not met. 

However, if you are unable to come you will need to sell your ticket to someone else and have paid Mrs Red's your full amount before workshop date. 

We need to pay the artists upfront so I need to be very clear about this.

As your questions filter through, I will upload Q&As here. To ask a workshop specific question please email create@mrsreds.com.au

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