Masterclass Series 2023

describing ourselves 2-day masterclass

with godwin bradbeer

Sat 27 and sun 28 May, 2023

10am – 3pm each day

Describing ourselves with Godwin Bradbeer

Join Godwin Bradbeer for a masterclass focussing on drawing the human form and portraiture in the context of the physiology of the upper body. The artist will guide you through a series of drawing studies with frequent demonstration and discussion that will clarify issues of physical structure, proportion and composition.

The drawing studies will address linear articulation and the confident use of tonality. The discourse will frequently engage issues of contemporaneity and personal expression and practice

Day one will focus on dynamic drawings of the clothed human figure interpreting and observing the body’s movements. While the second day will concentrate on intense studies of the head and upper body. Two models will be present each day to allow for clear visual access to dramatic positions.

Dates and Times

Saturday 27 May 2023 | 10am – 3pm

Sunday 28 May 2023 | 10am – 3pm

About the Artist

Godwin’s work reflects an enduring inquiry into depicting the human figure and he has been the recipient of many major drawing awards in Australia.

Bradbeer has earned a Master of Arts in fine, art painting. He has lectured since 1985 in Melbourne Australia and exhibited worldwide with many solo exhibitions since 1977. In 1995 he was appointed as resident artist at the National Gallery of Victoria. Bradbeer was the winner of the Dobell Drawing Prize in 1998.

He is represented in public and private collections in Australia and overseas including, The Australian National Gallery, The National Gallery of Victoria, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Art Gallery of South Australia and Parliament House Canberra.

Masterclass includes

All required drawing materials, two life models.

Light lunch – There is an opportunity to advise of any dietary requirements when making your booking.

You will walk away with

A series of sketches and drawings.

A ‘toolkit’ of skills for capturing the human figure.

Other important information

Please arrive 10 minutes early to avoid late starts and allowing time to find an all-day carpark.

Feel free to stop by one of the local cafes in town or at the marina for a coffee on the way as there will be no morning tea break to allow for as much workshop focussed time as possible.


Is this workshop suitable for me?

If you have previous drawing experience this workshop is suitable for you.

What can I bring?

Old clothes/apron

Closed in shoes

Water bottle

Investment $300

Sunday 27 + 28 May 2023 10am - 3pm
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Main image: By Godwin Bradbeer, Courtesy of the artist.