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The Creative Portrait with Ann Rayment (20-21 August 2022)


Date 20-21 August 2022
Time 10am-4pm Saturday & Sunday (12 hours)
Location CAW, Studio B
Address 21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith ACT
Class size 12 (plus tutor)
Price Members $315 | Non-members $394

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Bring the person to life with colour and flair in this contemporary portrait workshop. Working with a range of media such as charcoal, pastel and acrylic, the participants will create a number of portraits which will be loose and free.

Day 1: you will learn how to do a charcoal portrait on paper without measuring. 

Day 2: you will learn how to correct with measuring and add colour with a variety of mediums on paper and canvas.

Let yourself go and create the essence and character of the person unique to them. You will produce a portrait you are proud to say is yours. It’s easy! Bring your positive attitude and creativity and the rest will happen.

Additional information


Charcoal, soft pastel and acrylic.


The Creative Portrait with Ann Rayment (20-21 August 2022)

Materials list

  • Visual diary or journal for notes
  • Willow charcoal
  • Compressed charcoal
  • Soft pastels
  • Oil pastels
  • Acrylic paint, at least 3 primaries and white.
  • A3 cartridge paper – 5 pieces
  • 1 sheet neutral coloured cardboard or pastel colour fix paper (or you can seal the cardboard with a clear gesso which gives tooth, or a pastel tooth medium)
  • A4 or similar canvas
  • Hand mirror
  • 2b pencil
  • Black fineline marker
  • Putty rubber or eraser.
  • Clips
  • Masking tape
  • Fixative or hairspray

Photographic references

  • Ann will supply black and white references for your initial sketch
  • Bring a photo of someone you know (printed in both colour and black and white)
  • Photos must be taken with a strong light on one side of the face to create a shadow. It must be taken front on with the head looking straight at the camera and not looking down or up.
  • Print to A4 size with head and shoulders taking up most of the page. Leave space around the top of the head.
  • If you can’t get a good photo use one from the internet. Search black and white photographic models images.

About the tutor

Ann Rayment lives in Dolphin Point NSW. She loves working with mixed media and enjoys the looseness and unpredictability of marks, experimenting with collage and colour in layers. She explores the subject through making direct responses with mediums such as ink, pastel, charcoal and acrylic paint. Her brush strokes are bold and energetic. Ann has held workshops all over Australia and it is her passion to pass on her knowledge to other artists. She believes everyone can paint – it’s all about having the right mindset. Have fun with the process and don’t have high expectations of the product.

Skill level

Beginners to Intermediate

Cancellation / Refund Policy

Cancellation/Refund policy can be found HERE