Portraiture Masterclass with Graeme Drendel

Level: Intermediate/Advanced; some painting experience desirable.

4 week Masterclass – Currently enrolling

  • Dates: Saturdays; 12-Oct, 19-Oct, 26-Oct, 2-Nov, 2019
  • Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Location: MAC Hawthorn Studio, 817B Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
  • Cost: $439 incl. GST

Join us for this unique opportunity to observe and paint alongside one of Australia’s great, award-winning artists – Graeme Drendel.

Graeme Drendel, Portrait of Michel 2018, oil on prepared paper, 37.5 x 34 cm, Source: Art Gallery NSW

Graeme is represented by Australian Galleries where he has had seventeen solo exhibitions since 1990. His work is held in the collections of Artbank, Newcastle Regional Gallery and the Bundanon Trust. Graeme is a finalist in the 2017 Doug Moran National Portraiture Prize and in the 2018 Archibald Prize.

For the duration of the course, you will paint a portrait of one of our life models. This course is best for artists with some experience in painting and drawing. Classes will be restricted to about ten places to ensure one-on-one tuition.


Enrolment details

Dates: Saturdays; 12-Oct, 19-Oct, 26-Oct, 2-Nov, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: MAC Hawthorn Studio, 817B Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Materials: Please bring your own canvas or board to paint on, with a minimum 40 cm length on one side. Basic materials are provided but bring any materials that you would like to work with.
Cost: $439 incl. GST

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Student feedback

“I highly recommend classes with Graeme – 10/10. I painted with oils for the first time ever. Love learning new skills. Graeme is able to create relaxed work environment. He is an excellent instructor, not afraid to address problems as well as solutions. Material supply was good. We all learned something new. Thank you All.” – Zdenka, 2018

“The master class  with Graeme Drendel was excellent. I really enjoyed Graeme’s warmth, skills and generous sharing of his knowledge oil painting and personal painting process.” – Libby, 2018