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Selfie mode: Portraiture

Date: Tuesday 20 April 2021, 10:30am to 12pm
Cost: Free. Bookings are required.
Contact details: bookings@hetohu.nz
Part of the School holiday fun — May 2021 series
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‘There are only two styles of portrait painting: the serious and the smirk’ – Charles Dickens. Come and join art teacher Jason Holland as we learn the basics of drawing a portrait and create our own.

Learn the basics of portraiture

Discover your inner artist at our school holiday workshop Selfie mode: Portraiture! Artist Jason Holland will teach the basics of portraiture and help us find our own style along the way.

This is appropriate for children of all ages with a supervising parent or guardian.

Whānau friendly tour Mīharo Wonder

We’ll start with a whānau friendly tour of our exhibition Mīharo Wonder, focusing on the beautiful portraits in the exhibition.

Create your own protrait

Afterwards, it’s your turn to explore through art. We’ll have art games and exercises to help you find your style and learn to draw. Using our art materials, create your own portrait!

We recommend bringing in a photo of yourself or someone you’d like to create a portrait of to help you with the process.

Book for your spot

Bookings are required to join this school holiday workshop. Spots are limited so book now by emailing bookings@hetohu.nz.

About the speaker

Jason Holland trained as a printmaker and has an Honours degree in fine arts from the Otago school of Art. He has painted sets, props and backdrops in the film industry in New Zealand and overseas for 21 years.

Jason is also a qualified visual arts secondary school teacher, and has tutored workshops at Pablos Art Studios and run outreach lessons in the community.

Check before you come

Due to COVID-19 some of our events can be cancelled or postponed at very short notice. Please check the website for updated information about individual events before you come.

For more general information about National Library services and exhibitions have look at our COVID-19 page.

Man painting a portrait from an image.
Jason Holland (pictured) working on a commission. Photo supplied.