Modelling, Confidence and Deportment Workshops

Introduction to our Workshops – (Established since 1995)



Our successful and popular workshops are run during every school holiday term, and have been established now for over 20 years. We love hosting these workshops as they are fun, inspiring and motivating. Each course helps to build confidence, teaches the value of good manners and the importance of self-worth and happiness along with many other key elements that are required to succeed in the modern day world.


The workshops also incorporate makeup skills, skin care, presentation, deportment, confidence, catwalk, life-skills, interview skills plus MANY other key elements.


The successful reputation of our workshops is based on the high calibre of experience that Director Mel Radford Brown has within the Modelling industry. Mel has 24 years experience in the industry and as a booker/agent, within the NZ, Aus and UK markets and is the perfect tutor to handover her first hand knowledge. Mel has modelled for Trinny and Susannah London, Bendon, Postie Plus, Ballantynes, Country Road, Paula Ryan and Barbara Lee to name a few over the years!!. Mel enjoys taking these workshops and gets a lot of satisfaction in helping others achieve their goals.


Bella Tawera, the Agency Booker at Portfolio and professional Model, also helps to deliver her expertise on these fantastic and inspirational workshops and enjoys sharing the course content with Mel. All recipients receive a certificate upon completion of the workshop and also your own professional photos – and btw – its a lot of fun too!!

Our Courses

Childrens’ Modelling Workshops

The children’s workshop covers catwalk, photographic posing, photo shoot, role-playing, theatre games/acting, confidence/deportment plus MUCH more! This is an educational course with an emphasis on FUN!

Teen/Tween Confidence and Modelling Workshops

This workshop is open to ALL Tween/Teens, you don’t at all have to be model material! This is a great confidence booster course, with many tips and advice to help you succeed in today’s  modern society.

Young Adult Confidence and Modelling Workshops

This workshop is open to ALL Males and Females, you don’t at all have to be model material! Its also a great course to gain some valid every day tips and skills to ensure you will be successful in today’s modern society.

Marlborough: Confidence and Modelling Workshops

Portfolio is thrilled to bring our Teenage Workshops to the Marlborough Region. This workshop is open to ALL Tween/Teens, you don’t at all have to be model material! A great confidence booster course!


Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers are available for purchase for all Portfolio Model Agency Workshops!

A Portfolio Model Workshop is the perfect gift for any occasion. The course will provide your Teenager/Child/Young Adult with a thorough understanding of the industry, whilst also providing inspirational and motivational tips. All workshops come with a professional photo shoot with one of Christchurch’s leading fashion photographers, Portfolio Pamper Pack and Certificate.

To purchase a voucher, please email or call 03 379 9011 for further information

Why Portfolio?

Tutors Mel Radford Brown (Owner/Director) and Rebecca Dore (Model/Booker) between them have over 28 years experience hands on in the industry. From NZ/Australia to UK. This vital experience is highly necessary to hand over to the young teens in many aspects of our course, from Catwalk/Deportment/Photo Shoot and also Mel & Rebecca’s very own achievements and story from the beginning, both very inspiring. Both Mel and Rebecca are young, fashionable and aware of current trends in our city and abroad and very focused on delivering the best Workshops possible with every student taken into consideration.

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