Do you love to draw but need help taking your work to that next level? Perhaps you would like to refresh your skills? Maybe you're a complete beginner but have always wanted to try portraiture? Rachelle Dusting will help you overcome the technical challenges of drawing and help to demystify the process for you! In this three hour workshop, you will gain an understanding of the tonal scale, its relationship to light and shadow and how utilise hatching, cross hatching and scumbling. Rachelle will teach you how to grid a photograph quickly and simply and guide you through methods of thorough observation. Using a diverse range of drawing materials, fun and experimental techniques, you will gain insight into Rachelles practice and the process of creating realistic portraits!
About the teacher: Rachelle graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts Degree (Honours), from the University of Western Australia. Her studio is based in Perth’s south, where she works on private commissions and exhibition projects. Since graduating, Rachelle has spent time as a tutor at UWA, a Drawing Instructor with H.U. Kendall & Co, Jacksons Drawing Supplies, Inspired Living Foundation, Awesome Arts, and privately. Her works span several genres from whimsical illustration and murals, to realistic portrait painting. Rachelle's vision is to make a greater contribution towards WA’s creative culture and uplift the art community.
- To understand the tonal spectrum and its relationship with light and shadow
- A number of drawing techniques such as hatching, cross hatching and scumbling
- How to grid a photograph and observe it for reference
- All of the materials and techniques necessary to create a true to life pencil portrait
Please note, there is no parking directly adjacent to Workshop Freo. Parking is available at the J Shed, E Shed, Bather's Beach parking lots, and street parking is available in High Street, Cliff Street and Phillimore St. The use of public transport and local CAT buses is encouraged.
There is a PDF document attached to all booking confirmations with a map. Mrs Trivett Place is a sharp left just before Fleet Street. It looks more like a driveway than a road. Keep walking up the hill, past Walyalup Cultural Centre and the public toilets. You will then see our little green building, number 15, tucked beneath the Roundhouse, and overlooking Bather's Beach and the J Shed.
Access is also possible from the back steps behind the J Shed or the footpath behind the Roundhouse. It's a little tucked away and if in doubt, type in 'Workshop Freo' to Google Maps or call 0431774371 for some assistance!
- No need to bring a thing
Closed toed shoes preferred
Suitable for all levels
Vendor since 2017
Workshop Freo is a creative space located in the Bather's Beach Arts Precinct. We are tucked away, but when you discover our amazing, heritage, seaside location you will love it! We run workshops on weekends and weekday evenings. The space is available for hire and private workshops are available.
Workshop Freo requires one week's notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes stuff 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 email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Workshop Freo or organised by Workshop Freo must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property brought into Workshop Freo's premises.
Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Workshop Freo
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 Workshop Freo
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Workshop Freo unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Workshop Freo classes and events or on Workshop Freo’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 Workshop Freo promo material)
Workshop Freo requires one week's notice notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes stuff happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 6 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
5.) CLOSE OF TICKET SALES
For some classes ticket sales close a week out from the workshop, due the necessity for teachers to order and organise materials. If ticket sales are not sufficient (as above) the class may be cancelled.