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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.

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

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

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 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

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)

If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

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

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

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Course testimonials:

  • 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: 5 stars

  • 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: Very enjoyable.

  • said: 5 stars

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