Term 3 Portraits and Identity

Term 3 Portraits and Identity

$395.00 inc. GST

Lecturer: Dr Daniel Connell

Sat 3 Aug – Sat 7 Sep

9.30 am – 12.30 pm 

Level – Beginners to Intermediate


This course focuses on the social context of portraiture and introduces various techniques for portrait drawing from life. The skills learned in each lesson build on the previous. The identity of the subject is paramount. Participants will meet models from diverse cultures. Daniel will guide participants through multiple short exercises increasing in length over the course.

Materials required:

  • 14 sheets of newsprint paper or A2 cartridge pad
  • 2 sheets of mid-grey Canson paper
  • 2 sheets of A2 cartridge paper
  • 1 stick of compressed charcoal – soft (suggested brand Faber Castell)
  • 3 sticks of willow charcoal thin
  • 1 charcoal pencil medium (optional)
  • 1 white conte stick
  • 1 graphite pencil HB
  • 1 set of 24 coloured pencils (student grade or better)
  • 1 white plastic eraser and 1 pencil-shaped eraser
  • Masking tape
  • bulldog clips
  • a blade for sharpening
  • a cotton rag, old t-shirt (or a large soft paint brush – a cheap one).


Daniel Connell was awarded a PhD from the University of South Australia in 2020. His research explores portraiture as a socially engaged practice. His work has been selected for the Lester Prize, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Fleurieu Art Prize and the Kochi Muziris Biennale of Contemporary Art in India. He has worked on public art projects both nationally and in Birmingham, Vancouver and throughout India. Daniel has delivered a TEDX talk ‘How art teaches you to approach the unfamiliar” in Ubud in May 2018.



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Categories:Term 3 2024Short Courses
Experience Level:BeginnerAdvancedIntermediate
Content Type:Portraiture

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