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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, our tutors will help to 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 all levels.
Please note: Although this course is suited for all levels the outcomes may vary depending on your skills.
To file on your skills and learn more, students are encouraged to re-enrol as many times they like to continue their 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

Students are eligible for a 10% discount at:

  • Newtown Art Supplies, King St, Newtown
  • Eckersley's Art, 93 York Street, Sydney CBD ph. 02 9299 4151

Just show a copy of your course enrolment confirmation.

15% Earlybird Discount available on 2021 classes for this course.

Simply enrol before 31 December 2020 using the discount code EARLYBIRD21 at the payments page. (Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other concessions or discounts.)


Drawing: Portraiture Course

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$349 Limited 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

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

Course testimonials:

  • said: Very enjoyable.

  • said: 4.5 Stars

  • 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: Perfect

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