Drawing Portraits (5 Day Tyalgum Art Retreat) with Manuela Pilz

Learn how to work from the live model and the necessary tools and techniques for creating likeness in portraits over 5 days. Our Tyalgum Art Retreat brings together the arts community like no other with a whole 5 days dedicated to your arts practice whilst meeting new friends and learning from the masters. Price shown is for deposit only. Full price is $1395pp

Drawing Portraits

The perfect workshop for beginners to come along and learn to draw over 5 days with our favourite Artable drawing teacher. You will be working on learning how to draw portraits over the 5 days using a mix of drawing exercises, photographs and just 1 day with the live model working from life. Learn how to draw your loved ones - family and friends in a realistic way.

If you really want to join in on the fun of being at our art retreat, but you feel like you need lots of support and attention to build up your confidence, then this is the workshop for you. 

Materials

We will also be able to work each day with a different drawing material. I often choose my material according to the type of face I have in front of me and what it is I want to express.

Here is a list of all the different materials we will use.

Faber castell white chalk pencil Pill Pastel (soft)
Good Quality Quill Cartridge paper. 125gms A3
CANSONS STEEL Moonstone A3 or A2
Arches Watercolour Paper 300gms cold pressed A3 (Check with Manuela on Wed)
Sandpaper
Chamois Cloth
Bristle Brush Small Round 2
Bristle Brush Large Round 10
Faber castell putty rubber
Faber castell Plastic rubber
Conte Pierre Noire pencil B
Conte Pierre Noire pencil 2B
Generals Charcoal - white
Generals Charcoal Pencil 2B
Generals Charcoal Pencil 4B
Faber Castell drawing Pencil 2H
Faber Castell drawing Pencil HB
Faber Castell drawing Pencil B
Faber Castell drawing Pencil 2B
Faber Castell drawing Pencil 4B
Small mirror (NOT ART SUPPLIES)
Wooden Kebab Stick for measuring
Plastic Cups for scraps

ARTABLE WILL HAVE A SHOP SET UP ON SITE WHERE YOU CAN PURCHASE MANY MATERIALS AT THE VENUE. WE WILL BE IN TOUCH IN 2019 WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRE-ORDER MATERIALS AT DISCOUNTED RATES AND HAVE THEM DELIVERED TO YOUR ROOM.

This workshop is being held as part of our 5 Day 'Best of the Best' Art Retreat at the Tyalgum Ridge Retreat. We anticipate that these workshops will sell out very quickly and encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment. *FULL WORKSHOP PRICE IS $1395 - YOU NEED TO BUY YOUR WORKSHOP PLACE USING THIS LISTING TO PAY YOUR DEPOSIT AND FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE 31 MARCH 2019.

TYALGUM RIDGE RETREAT

Please note that the Tyalgum Ridge retreat is located at 783 Tyalgum Creek Rd, Tyalgum Creek NSW. You will need to head to the end of Tyalgum Creek Road and continue onto a dirt road for about 100m before you reach the retreat. Please note that there is no internet reception so make note of your directions before you leave Tyalgum.

There is parking to your right as you arrive. The building is located over 2 floors so there are some steps involved.

Tyalgum can be reached from the coast via Murwillimbah or from the north through Chillingham and the Numinbah Valley - both are beautiful scenic drives.

From Tyalgum take Tyalgum Creek Road (runs between the Tyalgum Hotel and the service station) for 9kms. The last kilometre is a good quality gravel road. The retreat is the last property (no. 783) at the end of the road.

We are 30 kms or 25 minutes from Murwillumbah.

The drive from the Gold Coast Airport takes about an hour.

MINIMUM AGE

Students must be 16 and over for all adult classes unless arranged otherwise with Artable. The enrolment form for under 18s who are attending an adult class must be signed by a parent or guardian. Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult if they are staying in the accommodation.

BOOKINGS

Website:

Bookings for workshops will be in the order of bookings received on our website and paid in full at the time of booking. Artable bookings via the website give you an automatic confirmation via email. You need to write in the notes section of the booking form if you wish to share a room with a specific person or persons.

TELEPHONE

Telephone bookings must be accompanied by full payment via credit card or direct debit and all booking conditions apply as per website descriptions.

CANCELLATION AND PAYMENT

Artable reserves the right to cancel a class if minimum enrolments are not reached by 1 June 2019 or for circumstances beyond our control. Students will be offered placements in an alternative workshop or a refund of all fees.

Artable relies heavily on group numbers for this retreat and we are contracted to our accommodation provider. Therefore Artable charges the following cancellation fees if you choose to cancel or do not attend:

On or before 15 March 2019: FULL REFUND

From 16 March – 16 May 2019: 25% of workshop fee

From 17 May – 1 June: 50% of workshop fee

From 2 June: NO REFUNDS

CLASS TIMES

Registration is from 8-9.30am on the first day. We will gather together for orientation at 10am on the first day in the main hall. Classes commence at 9am and conclude at 4pm each day. Lunch is for 1 hour and held from 12.30-1.30pm. Dinner is held from 6.30-7.30pm in the Dining Hall.

Morning and afternoon teas will be permanently set up in the dining hall and tutors can work around their own times for these breaks.

AFTER CLASS

Evenings will combine tutor discussions, art demonstrations, product demonstrations and more. You will be presented with a weekly timetable of events when you arrive and register.

ACCOMMODATION

Shared Dorm Room: Dorm accommodation is in basic shared room accommodations (male and females are kept separate) with basic shower facilities. All linen is provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own doona/blankets for extra warmth. If you are traveling interstate, we will arrange bedding on your behalf (advise at time of booking). Rooms are shared between 2 and 4 people.

Please note that we are unable to offer single rooms at the retreat due to the limited number of beds available. If you require a single room, we recommend

Camping On Site (Campervan or Tent): You can choose to camp onsite. There are shower facilities available for your use.

External Accommodation $150 Discount Applies: Feel free to make use of local Bed & Breakfast Options if you would like either your own room, or more comfortable accommodations. Please understand that there is very little discount as fees are set by the Tyalgum Retreat and include 3 meals a day, morning/afternoon tea, linen hire and venue hire fees.

Please advise us in the notes section at the time of booking if you do not want to be allocated to a dorm room. You will be asked to fill in a registration from after booking and will be able to stipulate who you would like to share a room with.

REGISTRATION

All students must register at the front desk upon arrival and before heading to their room or workshop. Registration is between 8 and 9.30am on Wednesday 4 July.

All course, accommodation and events information will be provided at registration.

By purchasing this workshop, you agree that:

You have read and agree to the above conditions.

A class without meeting minimum numbers may be cancelled and you will be given a full refund.

If you choose to seek external accommodation, you will have $150 deducted from your workshop fee.

Cancellation fees apply from 16 March as outlined above.

Artable may take photographs & video throughout the 5 days to be used for marketing purposes.

Location:

Tyalgum Ridge Retreat

Book online

$300 per person

Meet the Teach

Manuela Pilz

Manuela has been a practising artist and teacher for more than thirty years working and exhibiting in the UK, Spain, and Australia. Her field of interest is life drawing and portraiture using oil or charcoal. Recently, she has won first prize for the 2016 Master Skill Building Challenge at Watts Atelier. In 2017 Manuela fulfilled a lifelong dream to study in Italy and attended the Florence Academy of Art allowing her to work with artists trained in the classical skills that Italy is renowned for. Her initial training was at Sheffield Hallam University (UK) where she studied a Fine Art BA Hons course and it is there that she discovered a passion for working with figurative art.

“Every time I go to Europe or attend an amazing course here, I am itching to get back to my students and share what I have learnt. I believe it is part of an artist’s life to “pass it on”. There is so much amazing knowledge out there that shouldn’t get lost or forgotten. It needs to be shared.”

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