Updated: Jul 25
In four weeks, learn everything needed to draw a portrait in pencil!
Four 1 hour classes | $80 per student | online through Zoom
Available Classes in August
Saturday 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th at 11am
Saturday 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th at 2pm
Sunday 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th at 11am
Sunday 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th at 2pm
(Please contact EraserTipArt@gmail.com to register.)
In this four-week course, learn everything needed to draw a portrait in pencil! Every class features warm-ups and lessons focusing on one facial feature until each student can accurately draw a portrait of their choosing. Instructor Harley Duck will lead the classes in the structure of the human face as well as other characteristics like glasses, jewelry, and wrinkles and the techniques needed to draw them.
Week one: The Head and Foundations
Students will learn how to shape the skull and jaw in pencil, as well as layout the proportions of the face for the placement of features to create the proper foundation that every portrait lays upon.
Week two: Eyes and Ears
The second class will demystify how to draw the most revealing part of portraits, and the most overlooked. Students will also begin learning the various grades of pencils and how their hardness or boldness can contribute to a greater range of darks and lights, and more realism, in drawings.
Week three: Lips and Nose
To draw the final features of the face, students will build upon the techniques learned in the previous classes to combine subtle transitions of shading and dark areas of shadow to build up form in the face.
Week four: Final Portrait
In this two-hour class, participants will utilize what techniques they have learned in the three previous weeks to recreate a photographic portrait of their choosing.
- A set of artist’s pencils (includes HB, 2B, 3B, 2H, 3H, etc.)
- Eraser (Pink school-style, or kneadable)
- A sketchbook of high-quality drawing paper
- Printer paper
- Newsprint paper
- A tortillon (blending tool)