Art Workshops

Art Workshops and speciality courses with Liana Vargas are offered for beginners to experienced painters from Duthy Street Art Studio, Unley and The Paint Box, Hahndorf.

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Face of Renaissance

  • Duthy Street Art 6 Duthy Street Unley, SA, 5061 Australia (map)

Ideal for people new to Drawing and Oil Painting, and/or, for artists who wish to brush up on techniques

I will guide you with ‘step-by-step instructions to achieve successful ‘drawing’ and painting study of Leonardo’s beautiful Portrait.

If the drawing is too daunting there is an option to have the canvas pre drawn up for you so you can concentrate on the painting of the image.! (an extra $50 applies).

WHEN: Saturday 13 & 14th July with final day on Saturday 20th July, 2019

FEE: $420 - 12 hours in total*

Participants will complete the course with a fully realised 'copy'/'study' of Leonardo da Vinci's Madonna Litta c1490 or Sandro Botticelli’s Madonna of the Magnificat, 1483 ca.

During this course you will gain invaluable drawing and oil painting techniques as well as invaluable skills such as glazing, colour mixing, tonal values and the importance of preparing your painting with a monochromatic underpainting. 



Day 1: Drawing up ‘or blocking in tone)

Day 2: Underpainting

Day 3: Completion of your Portrait

Included in the fee

Linen canvas on board and drawing materials.

Fully researched, comprehensive instruction (and notes) on how to set up your drawing, how to use oil glazing techniques over Grisaille (monochrome) under-paintings.

A good quality black and white photocopy of your preferred image for your monochrome underpainting.

High quality colour photocopy to reference for your subsequent glazing layers.

What you will need

  • Oil Paint - Earth tone palette

  • Underpainting Medium (low odour or odourless)

  • Odourless Solvent

  • Soft Synthetic brushes of various sizes

  • Palette

  • Soft Rags, cotton buds, baby wipes

"This course offered by Liana was the highlight of my art studies, a truly wonderful experience. The in-depth notation given and generous instruction was invaluable." Natalie

Those interested are requested to pay a $100 deposit with the remaining amount to be paid prior to the course beginning.

(Please note because of limited numbers refunds or transfers can not be offered.)

Earlier Event: June 16
Impasto Face - Globular Body