Portraiture Drawing Course with Life Models - Short Courses Sydney

Portraiture Drawing Course with Life Models

What you'll learn

Learn to draw and sketch with our drawing short courses 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 portraiture drawing course will help you develop your skill and technique.

There are three tutorial sessions and three sessions with a life model who will pose during this portraiture drawing course to give you the optimal learning experience.

So, whether you're a novice eager to embrace the beauty of portraiture or an experienced artist yearning to further refine your craft, this course promises an enriching and rewarding journey into the captivating world of human faces. Allow your skills to flourish and your understanding of human connection to deepen as you breathe life into your creations.

Once you have completed Portraiture Drawing Course with Life Models you might like to try our Perspective Drawing Workshop. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this portraiture drawing class, you should 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

Course content

What will be covered in this portraiture drawing course?

  • Geometric equivalents of the head, neck and shoulders
  • Cranial masses and their influences on the appearance of the 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

Intended audience

Who is this portraiture drawing course for?

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

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What to bring to class

Option 1: Purchase a full materials kit at enrolment checkout. This will be supplied in class.

Option 2: Uncheck the materials kit at enrolment checkout and bring your own - consult our Portraiture Drawing Materials List.

Additional information

Please note the following:

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

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Elinor Pickard is a practising artist and a painter with drawing at the centre of her practice. She has a BA Visual Arts and Grad Dip from Sydney College of the Arts. Elinor also went on to...

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<p>Learn to draw and sketch with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/visual-arts/drawing">drawing short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>The human face is endless in its

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