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Learn to draw and sketch with our drawing classes in Sydney.

The human face is endless in its variation and possibilities. When we look at each other, we see ourselves. We look, connect and understand. Artists have created portraits of bliss, anguish, hatred, hostility and happiness by representing the human head and this practice has continued through the many historical artistic movements.

Whether you are drawing for the very first time or have some experience, this course will help you develop your skill and technique.

Three life models will pose during this course to give you the optimum learning experience.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this drawing class you will have:

  • learned about the anatomical structure of the human face and head
  • practised and developed different drawing techniques
  • gained a practical understanding of observation and life drawing skills
  • learned how to set up a model to take the best advantage of their expression and unique presence

Ideal for

This course is designed for beginners as well as students with some drawing experience.

Course content

  • Geometric equivalents of the head, neck and shoulders
  • Cranial masses and their influences on the appearance of head and face
  • Monochromatic colour and colour temperature
  • Light and shadows to create 3D forms
  • Characteristics of the features and how to observe them in all faces
  • Adding more power in a portrait by drawing hands interacting with the head and face and more

Please come prepared

  • Willow charcoal thick and thin sticks
  • Compressed charcoal
  • 6B and 8B graphite sticks
  • A3 or A2 cartridge paper pad
  • White conte
  • Soft and hard rubber

Additional information

  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair should be tied back

Classes

Drawing: Portraiture Course

<p>Learn to draw and sketch with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/art-classes-sydney/drawing-classes-courses-sydney">drawing classes</a> in Sydney.</p>

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$349Limited inc GST/$279.20/$314.10
Drawing: Portraiture Course

<p>Learn to draw and sketch with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/art-classes-sydney/drawing-classes-courses-sydney">drawing classes</a> in Sydney.</p>

<p>The human face

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$349Limited inc GST/$279.20/$314.10

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Drawing: Portraiture Course

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Drawing: Portraiture Course

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Enrol online 24/7 with a safe, convenient 3-step process, and you can change your mind up to 7 days before class starts.

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Course testimonials:

  • said:Perfect

  • said:I did learn what I wanted to learn. The best night drawing was the night we drew each of the other participants because model did not turn up. The variety of faces was very helpful.

  • said:The skilled teaching made drawing a variety of models enjoyable.

  • said:Elinor is a highly skilled and engaging teacher... She recognises different learning styles and encouraged us to let us know what we needed... Having live models for some of the sessions was very good, and they were great.

  • said:Very enjoyable.

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