Yvette Coppersmith, Sessional Teacher
Yvette Coppersmith began her practice as a portraitist working within the realist style and over the past 15 years has expanded her subject matter and style to include working in abstraction. Yvette exhibits nationally and internationally, and has been commissioned for portraits for public and private collections. Yvette has been a finalist of art prizes including the Archibald four times, the Doug Moran four times, the Portia Geach five times. Her 2017 Archibald portrait of Emirtus Professor Gillian Triggs is part of the Foxtel Arts doco ‘The Archibald’. Yvette won the inaugural Metro Prize in 2003 and began teaching painting/drawing in 2004. She has run workshops at the National Gallery of Victoria, Benalla Regional Art Gallery, Geelong Grammar and private art schools. Yvette is the 2018 winner of the Archibald Prize.
Portrait Painting Workshop:
In this six-hour class you will learn a variety of skills and techniques towards understanding portrait painting. Run by renowned Australian artist and 2018 Archibald Prize winner Yvette Coppersmith, you will be taken through the process of portrait painting as Yvette guides you along the way with practical demonstrations.
Topics include seeing the face geometrically, tone and colour, preparatory drawing studies, portrait proportions and painting techniques. Building skills incrementally, this workshop is designed to develop and strengthen observational skills and to provide a structure in working with the portrait.
All materials and morning/afternoon tea are included