Portraiture with Sara Hartland-Rowe
Saturday March 6, 2021  9am - 5pm (8 Hours )
Gallery / Exhibit Lecture / Seminar Workshop / Class Community


Escape to Ross Creek this winter for a unique and creative experience in one of our Weekend Workshop Retreats- including the incredible Sara Hartland-Rowe, who will be bringing you along on an exploration of Portraiture!
​This workshop will address the fascinating and endless question of figurative description. Using ourselves and other workshop participants as subjects, attendees will work with very traditional processes such as gridding and transferring, working from a generalized idea of proportion, and working with value (black, white and grey) in the production of charcoal drawings and a grisaille portrait painting (acrylic). As well, we will explore more playful processes including blind contour and exquisite corpse and collage. By the end of the weekend, workshop participants will have a roster of possible approaches to portraiture as well as a portfolio of portrait and self-portrait drawings and paintings.

Experience is emphatically not required as participants are encouraged to approach the topic from any level.

Sara Hartland-Rowe is a painter and installation artist who lives in Halifax with her husband and son. In her first career as a professional musician, Sara played with the Calgary Philharmonic and the Vancouver Symphony, the Winnipeg Ballet and Toronto Dance Theatre, and in numerous string quartets. Since switching to Visual Arts, Sara has exhibited across Canada, in the US, Europe and South America, and is the recipient of Canada Council and Nova Scotia Arts Council Grants. Her work is in private and public collections, and she was shortlisted for the Lieutenant Governor's Masterworks Award in 2016 for her wall drawing, Travellers, at the Dartmouth Bus Terminal for Metro Transit. She is an instructor in the Painting and Drawing Department at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

​Contact us for more details or register below!

Portraiture w/ Sara Hartland-Rowe Mar 6-7 (No Overnight Accommodation) $ 225.00 CAD
Portraiture w/ Sara Hartland-Rowe Mar 6-7 Overnight $ 295.00 CAD


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Ross Creek Centre for the Arts 902 582-3842 555 Ross Creek Road Canning, Nova Scotia B0P 1H0