Reflective Tendencies: Self-Portrait painting with Christopher Hancock

What to Bring

  • Just your self :)

What to Wear

  • Clothes you don't mind getting paint on

Reflective Tendencies: Self-Portrait painting with Christopher Hancock

About This Class

What You Will Learn

  • Be guided through the process of painting a self-Portrait with artist Christopher Hancock
  • Explore ways to capture an expressive image that tells a story and conveys more than just a likeness
  • Learn basic observational drawing, acrylic painting and aerosol techniques

What You Get

  • All materials provided (Acrylic and Aerosol paints, Painting Mediums, Paintbrushes , Pencils/ charcoal/ paper)
  • Canvas (which you get to keep)
  • Mirrors to use in class for drawing exercise
  • Beer/ Wine to get the creative juices flowing

Description

Known for his striking, surreal and twisted artworks, Melbourne artist Christopher Hancock delivers raw and honest subject matter in a captivating and unconventional way. And when it comes to subject matter, it doesn’t get much more honest than looking at the self for inspiration

In this 3 hour immersive workshop, Hancock will guide you through the process of painting a Self-Portrait - a practice favoured by artists throughout history (think Rembrandt and Kahlo) for it’s introspective quality, which has lead to the creation of some of the most powerful and interesting artworks to date.

You’ll learn how the self-portrait can be used to convey more than just a likeness, exploring ways to capture an expressive image that tells a story. Using some basic observational drawing techniques, you’ll create an initial sketch to work from, before moving on to canvas where you will learn to apply a range of acrylic and aerosol painting techniques. 

With the aid of some good tunes and tasty beverages, explore what happens when you allow chance and mistake to get involved in the process, finishing up with a self-portrait that will get you looking at yourself from a whole different angle.

ABOUT CHRISTOPHER HANCOCK

Christopher Hancock creates striking, surreal and twisted pieces exploring the human condition. Hancock’s work aims to deliver raw and honest subject matter in a captivating and unconventional way. Leaving behind pre-meditated construction, Hancock’s work embodies a process of applied chance and appreciation for the unanticipated. Hancock intends to find a harmonious bond between paint and consciousness, for the artist and the viewer.

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Learnt how to loosen up and create a unique, free-form background which then provided the basis for the portrait.