The Abstract Figure – A Multi-day Art Nude Master Class

Suitable for: Intermediate to Advanced (18+)
When: 9, 14 and 19 July 2015
Where: The Cool Kids Studio, Hawthorn
Instructor: Brett Dorron and Mark Hillyer
Price: $449 (See member discounts)
Also runs: First time run
Avalon Isle
Avalon Isle © Giovanni Lovisetto 2014

This is a multi-session Art Nude Master Class for the more advanced photographers wanting to challenge their skills and push their boundaries. Spread across two intensive planning evenings plus a weekend studio shoot, participants will research, plan and execute their very own abstract art nude concepts under the guidance and tutelage of our very talented instructors. The model will be the extremely experienced and talented Avalon Isle.



Avalon Isle © Cam Attree

Session 1 (Research Night – Lecture/Discussion) – We’ll research the abstract nude and figure genres, and explore their histories and styles. We will expand your mind to the limitless possibilities. Participants will be set homework for Session 2 to identify and further research their favourite styles and define their ideas.

Session 2 (Planning Night – Workshop/Turorial) – Bring your notes, homework and storyboard/mood-board images or sketches. The model will be attending this session and, with the model’s input, we will discuss and help you define, refine, and even rehearse your ideas for the upcoming shoot in Session 3. You’ll leave here with solid ideas of what you want to shoot and how you can achieve it. Homework will again be set to further research and refine your ideas, and to source any required props, aids, or equipment you might need.

Session 3 (Studio Photoshoot) – Bring your storyboard and notes, props, camera with working hot-shoe, pre-determined lenses, battery, memory card, and yourself. We will assist you to light, direct and realise your very own concept shoot from start to finish. This is very exciting, even for a Pro.

Who Is This For

Intermediate to advanced photographers wanting to challenge their skills and push their boundaries

What Else Should I Bring

Bring your ideas, an open mind and your enthusiasm


Brett Dorron and Mark Hillyer

  • Session 1 – Thursday, 9th July 2015, 7.00pm – 9.00pm (2 hours)
  • Session 2 – Tuesday, 14th July 2015, 7.00pm – 9.00pm (2 hours)
  • Session 3 – Sunday, 19th July 2015, 1.00pm – 5.00pm (4 hours)

The Cool Kids Studio, 565 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn Vic 3122 (See map here)


Early Bird special – $449.00 (Pay by Tuesday, 7th July for the $40.00 discount). Normal price – $489.00 (No refunds after 7th July)

The Learning Experience
  • Researching, planning, and executing an art nude concept photoshoot from start to finish;
  • Planning, directing and interacting with the model;
  • Working in the studio environment;
  • Professional studio equipment and lighting.

You are also encouraged to bring your final images along to one of our FREE Photography Feedback and Critique sessions held twice a month at the studio. Check our workshops page for one that suits.


Terms and Conditions & Code of Conduct


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