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Portrait in Pastels | Lyn Diefenbach

Portrait in Pastels | Lyn Diefenbach

Now available in studio or online! $100 discount for the online class. For the live online workshop , please email: team@bienarte.com.au

This is a chance to have all the benefits of a face to face workshop without having to leave your studio!

Lyn has been teaching nationally and internationally over Zoom for more than 3 years.

All students will receive Lyn's Portrait Drawing video a week before the class commences. This will be available for students to access for two weeks.

For those joining via Zoom there will be a pre-class Zoom meeting to answer any questions or setup issues.

Have you ever wondered how to create a good likeness in your portrait painting? You will have the opportunity to learn all the secrets from Master Artist Lyn Diefenbach and you have the opportunity to bring your own subject to paint.

Included in the package is a free video by Lyn valued at $22

Learn to create portraits that are full of character and life. All aspects of portraiture will be covered, in particular how to achieve a good likeness.

Lyn will discuss pastels and pastel surfaces as well as application appropriate to the subject. Enjoy clear, informative demonstrations and individual attention at your easel.

What will I learn?

Through demonstrations and a series of ‘hands-on’ exercises, you will learn easy methods for painting portraits.

This workshop will assist you to a greater understanding of the relationships of line, tone, colour and edge to enable you to infuse your work with dimensionality and impact.

Who is this course suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for all skill levels.

Ask our friendly team for advice if you are not sure if this workshop is for you.

What do I need to bring?

Pastel Paper

One sheet Canson MITIENTES – we will be using a half to a full size sheet, depending on what size you want to work

Colour example: Flannel Grey, Sand, Bisque, Eggshell.
Orange or Tobacco for darker skin.
Any greyed-off colour works, or you may use Art Spectrum Colorfix, Art Spectrum Smooth or any of the sanded papers if you prefer.


Bring what you have.
Girault and Rembrandt have got some particularly good portrait colours.

Backing Board:

Have at least 4 sheets of other pastel paper to pad the board.


• ¼” Angle Shader Brush NEEF 995 – this is to brush away unwanted pastel
• Willow charcoal or Pastel Pencil for drawing a portrait
• Bulldog clips
• Paper Towel
• Kneadable Eraser

Subject Photos:

Make sure these are large, clear images preferably with a good play of light and dark. If you are doing your own printing from a computer, make sure that you use photo quality paper not plain paper.

What is provided?

• Easels, tabeles and chairs
• tea and coffee (you might like to bring your own cup)
• a friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
• connection to the Bienarté art community

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$480 Limited inc GST
Portrait in Pastels | Lyn Diefenbach

<p>Now available in studio or online! $100 discount for the online class. For the live online workshop , please email: team@bienarte.com.au</p>

<p>This is a chance to have all the benefits of a face


If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • A relaxed atmosphere and excellent instructions by Lyn Diefenbach
  • Tutor was excellent The space was fantastic The atmosphere was friendly and professional Many thanks to all involved