Join Shelley Simpson for this specialised portrait drawing course which includes all materials and some live model sessions.
Human faces are among the most classic of artistic subjects. Learn to draw those around you.The course tailors to all skill levels, giving students new ways to draw the face, demonstrating basic approaches for beginners and offering stimulating exercises for those with some experience. With practice, anyone can master this art. Beginning with a look at the anatomy of a human face, the course explores different portrait techniques.
We will draw from a live model in some of the sessions.
This course is available in either a weekend format, or an evening format.
All pencils, paper etc are provided for this course. If you decide you wish to continue with this art practice at home, your tutor will give advice on types of pencils, paper, charcoal, inks etc. Please bring a reference photograph to the course. During the first class we will look at an example photograph as a guide.
Those completely new to drawing, or those with some experience drawing. Shelley will offer a range of approaches to portrait drawing that will provide extension for those who can already draw.
Your reference photo should be the same size as your drawing print (A4), have good detail, be black and white, have a frontal gaze and without glasses.
Drawing for Beginners; Botanical Drawing and Painting at the Botanic Gardens; Sketching Animals at the Zoo; Drawing for Everyone; Modern and Contemporary Drawing
From October 2018 course: "I love this class. It is the most enjoyable night school class I have ever undertaken. It is wonderful to feel you are making progress without any prior experience. Highly recommended!"