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January 21-25, 2020

Adelaide, South Australia

$1100 (inc GST)


Join Robin Eley and Ellie Kammer to  learn the methods of and study directly from William A. Bouguereau’s masterpiece “Virgin and Child”. 


In this 5 day workshop students will complete master copies in oil of Virgin and Child. With a focus on Bouguereau’s use of color and value, Robin Eley will lead the class with demonstrations and lectures, followed by studio time where students will work on their own master copy.


With the original painting hanging a short stroll from the Art Academy, we have arranged special access enabling students to complete charcoal studies in small groups of Bouguereau’s masterful draftsmanship with renowned artist Ellie Kammer. Students will also be treated to a curatorial lecture by gallery staff discussing the history, methods and conservation of the painting. 


The Art Academy’s Master Copy courses have been created to give students both an insight into the creative process of the master artist and to provide a contemporary touchstone for why this artist’s work resonates and influences today.


For art lovers all over Virgin and Child is a painting worth the journey, for art makers Bouguereau looms as a powerful influence in the contemporary realist movement. We invite you to join us in January to discover both how and why.


The course is designed to accommodate students of all levels. There is no requirement of experience, just a desire to learn. Numbers are strictly limited so book now.



Master Copy Workshop, Bouguereau – January 21-25

  • No refunds will be given for absence or withdrawal on or after December 15th, 2018.  Fees will be refunded for withdrawal prior to December 15th, 2018.

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