01 Interpreting the portrait through drawing with Barbie Kjar

Explore notions of portraiture, identity and representation while working with life models, photographs and memory. Learn how to read clues from facial expressions and posture to reveal emotions, attitudes and create meaning, investigating alternate ways to represent a person apart from the face, including self-portraiture. Experiment with a range of materials; ink, paint, charcoal, collage and mixed media with 3 days drawing from a life model then focusing on developing your drawings into major works. This course is for those with some drawing experience.

Barbie KjarTasmanian figurative artist, works in drawing, printmaking and sculpture with a Masters in Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Education. Barbie has undertaken residencies in the USA, Spain, Mexico, Japan and Italy and lectures in Drawing and Printmaking at NAS and the University of Tasmania as well as teaching workshops in various locations. She has been selected for numerous national and international drawing and print prize exhibitions, including Bay of Fires Art Prize winner in 2016. With a prolific exhibition record, Barbie’s work is in major collections across the country. https://barbiekjar.com/

Level: All* | Cost: $765 + 55 materials (includes life model)  *some experience

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Barbie Kjar

Figurative Artist – Tasmania

Barbie Kjar is widely known for her portraiture, her distinctive style and use of colour, and the whimsical quality that is characteristic of her figurative works. Kjar views portraiture as a deeply personal process that evolves and develops over time.

Course Level: Some Experience
Course Fee (Adult): $765
Course Fee (Child): $
Course Material Fee: $55
Course Date/s:04-Jan-2020 08-Jan-2020
Current Capacity: Open


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