Portrait Drawing Course


Deadline: 14 May 2017 at 17:00

Explore drawing techniques and materials to create a lifelike portrait, working from photographs of your friends and family.

What You'll Learn:
In this class you'll learn how to get started drawing your own pencil portraits. We'll cover:

Materials. Which materials and references will make for the best portraits.

Basic Sketching. How to compose your basic sketch through gesture and accurate proportions.

Planes. How to understand light and shade on the planes of the face.

Features and Forms. How to structure the forms of your subject's eyes, nose, mouth, and hair.

Finishing Touches. How to capture those finishing details that will really make your portrait special.

The course is suitable for beginners; and materials are provided.

Visit for more details and to book tickets. If you are in receipt of benefit(s) or a pension, you can receive a 20% discount off the ticket price.

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Find us:
Madelvic House,
Granton Park Avenue

Wheelchair Access: granton:hub takes every step to be inclusive and accessible to all members of the public. Currently, granton:hub at Madelvic House (B-listed building) can not guarantee ease of use or full access to all wheelchair users without further additional changes being made to the front door and toilet areas of building.
Wheelchair ramps will be provided and there is level access throughout but there is no wheelchair accessible toilet.

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Location: Edinburgh City

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The deadline is Sunday 14 May 2017 at 17:00.

Audience Development / Design / Education / Traditional Arts / Visual Arts