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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

On demand

Workshops and drawing

Explore our on-demand archive to catch up, listen in, binge or do a workshop from wherever you are whenever you want!

Walking a fine line

Line drawing with Caroline Zilinsky

2 hours 3 minutes

Darling Portrait Prize 2022 finalist Caroline Zilinsky takes a deep dive into drawing, focussing on the importance of line in creating a portrait.

Oil painting with Melissa Clements
Oil painting with Melissa Clements
Oil painting with Melissa Clements
Oil painting with Melissa Clements

Mixing skin tones

Oil painting with Melissa Clements

2 hours 55 minutes

Join Darling Portrait Prize 2022 finalist Melissa Clements and discover the alchemy of colour mixing to create varied and luminous flesh.

Cheryl Orsini video: 59 minutes
Cheryl Orsini video: 59 minutes
Cheryl Orsini video: 59 minutes
Cheryl Orsini video: 59 minutes

Dreaming with drawings, waltzing with words

Telling your story with Cheryl Orsini

59 minutes

Join us online for a magical workshop with illustrator and author, Cheryl Orsini, as she guides you to weave words and pictures to tell a story.
 

Bring on spring!

Kitiya Palaskas workshop

46 minutes

Create a flower using crafty materials in this hands-on online workshop, hosted by craft-based designer Kitiya Palaskas. It may not smell like roses, but will be everlasting!

Looking to Pounce: Portrait Drawing

1 hour 47 minutes

Join us from wherever you are for this free online drawing workshop with a unique focus on ways of looking and engaging with drawing as a process rather than the creation of a finished product.

Chiselled features

Virtual sculpture workshop

120 minutes

Join artist Ellis Hutch from wherever you are for a hands-on workshop with a nod to the ancient art of relief carving.

Drawing workshop

Focus on the face with Nicholas Harding

126 minutes

Join us from wherever you are for an intimate, online drawing workshop with British-Australian artist Nicholas Harding.

Cherry Hood

Watercolour workshop highlights

6 minutes

Cherry Hood shares her tips to help you hone your watercolour skills.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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