In this 3 hour workshop aimed at complete beginners, through to those with some painting experience, you will learn to paint a pet portrait in five simple steps: sketch, line drawing, two gouache washes and detail painting.
Students will learn about drawing from sight, colour mixing, and how to blend, wash and layer gouache. This workshop is about painting a portrait representative of personality rather than photo-realism, so if you’ve got a hairy (or hairless!) friend with a big attitude this one’s for you!
By the end of the class students will have their own A4 one of a kind pet portrait to take home or to gift on.
About Seth Searle
Seth Searle lives in Melbourne, spending half her week as an illustrator and the other half working at a kindergarten in North Fitzroy. After a solo show she had in 2013 someone commissioned her to draw their two dogs and she realized that pet portraiture was a really great way to combine two of her favourtie things: drawing and dogs! From then on she began to receive commissions regularly, and it slowly grew into a small part time business.
In her spare time Seth she loves trading work and exhibiting with other local artists and makers, tending to her vegie garden and hanging out with her buddy River (the dog).
- Learn to paint a pet portrait in five simple steps: sketch, line drawing, two gouache washes and detail painting
- Learn about drawing from sight, colour mixing, and how to blend, wash and layer gouache
- Painting a portrait representative of personality rather than photo-realism
- All art materials supplied
- Dog portrait inspiration in the form of Seth’s muse, River
- A glass of bubbly on arrival (to get your creative juices flowing)!
- Once you’ve bought your ticket for the class, send a head-shot (facing straight on) photo of the pet you want to draw (high-res /300 ppi if possible) through to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We’ll print it out and have it ready for you to draw from on the day!
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email email@example.com to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.