Masterclass workshop 2022 - Jessica Ashton

Masterclass workshops 2022

07 August 2022 - 07 August 2022 10.30am - 4.00pm
Art Gallery Society members lounge
Join classically trained artist Jessica Ashton for this portrait drawing workshop.

Jessica will teach tonal drawing techniques using charcoal and pastel on toned paper. Working from a life model, you will learn ways to capture a likeness through observation and simplification. Jessica will guide you step by step through the process of capturing a likeness and assist you to develop your drawing into a fully rendered tonal drawing.

Jessica studied fine art at the Julian Ashton Art School, where she taught for ten years. She currently teaches illustration and life drawing at the University of Technology Sydney. Jessica was selected as an Archibald Prize finalist in 2017 and 2019

These workshops are suitable for people with drawing and painting experience, wishing to extend their skills and practice.

Participants are required to supply their own materials for the workshop. A materials list will be available with booking.

Light lunch included.

Bookings are essential. There will be no walk-up ticket sales on the day.


If purchasing tickets on behalf of other attendees, the ticket purchaser is responsible for communicating all correspondence from the Art Gallery Society of NSW to those attendees.

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