The geography of the face: 
self-portraiture in a range of media

Weekend workshop

Charcoal drawing of a man with pale hair wearing glasses, an open striped shirt and a dark jacket
Self Portrait 26th Sept. 1983. Charcoal on paper. 762x571.5mm © David Hockney. The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

20 January - 21 January 2024, 11.00-17.00

The Art Studio

£250 (£200 Members / concessions)

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Develop your skills in self-portraiture during this two-day workshop inspired by our exhibition, David Hockney: Drawing from Life with Portrait prize winning artist Charlie Schaffer. Work in a wide range of media and refer to works in the exhibition, including portraits drawn with pen and ink, paint and the iPad. All materials will be provided. 

Please note workshop tickets do not include entry into the exhibition. Suitable for all abilities. Maximum participants 25.

Please note young people are welcome to attend this workshop but you must be aged 16+ and have parental consent to attend.

Colour photo of a man standing in a gallery and working on a painting on an easel
Courtesy of Charlie Schaffer

Charlie Schaffer
(born 1992, London) holds a Foundation Diploma from Central Saint Martins and a BA in Fine Art: Painting from Brighton University. He lives and works in London, UK. In his final year of studying (2014) Schaffer was awarded the Lynn Painter-Stainer Young Artist Prize. That same year and in 2016 Schaffer appeared on Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year. In 2016 Schaffer also won the Pastel Society Young Artist Award. In 2016, 2018 and 2019 he won the Brian Botting Prize “for an artist aged 30 or under for an outstanding representation of the human figure”. In 2019 Schaffer went on to win the BP Portrait Award with his painting, Imara in her Winter Coat. Schaffer’s work is held in many private collections internationally, and is also featured in the Lincoln’s Inn Collection, the University of Bedfordshire Collection and the University of Leicester Collection. He regularly teaches at the Art Academy, London.