Exploring Portrait Drawing

Ref: C2347140

The course focusses on observational drawing. Students will engage in a variety of portrait drawing exercises. Students can use their own drawing mediums of choice.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to introduce and start to develop the many possibilities of portrait drawing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Demonstrate confidence in the medium of drawing.
  • Develop drawings.
  • Select and research subject matter making use of course experiences.
  • Generate preliminary work in sketchbooks.
  • Create a portfolio of portrait work.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- Any drawing materials you may have already, pencils, eraser, sharpener, ruler, and cartridge paper/sketchbook. Tutor will advise during the course. - A small mirror, on a stand preferably, would be useful for an introduction to self portraiture..

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Exploring Portrait Drawing


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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