Join artist Sam Mitchell and learn how to bring the interior life of your subjects to the forefront, and how to paint back-to-front.

Painted in reverse of the back of Perspex glass and decorated in tattoos, objects and symbolic images, the famous authors and mythological characters of Sam Mitchell’s portraits maintain eye contact as if posed mid-selfie, or gaze into the middle-distance in perfectly posed tableaus. In this workshop you will work off reference portraits and decorate your characters with the items and symbols that define them.

Materials will be provided. Bookings essential.


  • $40. Register via Eventbrite


  • Sun 28 Jan


  • 10:00 am — 12:00 pm


  • 45 Laings Road
  • Lower Hutt, New Zealand