Drawing faces

portraitAnother skill building session at Bunya House, this one is designed for people who shy away from drawing heads and faces on their figures. It is also for people who would like to draw faces with more confidence that they’ve captured the likeness of the sitter. Wherever you are at in your drawing journey, I will support you to stretch a little more.

These sessions are always warm, engaging and rewarding. I provide an encouraging environment, so if you are really sure you can’t draw faces, this workshop is for you!


Session outline:

  • Exploring techniques for drawing faces and heads
  • Warm-up exercises
  • Drawing with a model, seated and clothed for a portrait session.


Saturday 16 July 2016 2pm-4pm


Bunya House, 1167 South Pine Road, Arana Hills. Please complete the contact form below and let me know if you are new to the area – I’ll send you a map and respond to any questions you may have.

How much?

$30. This session needs a minimum of six people to go ahead, so it is important to enrol using the contact form below. Be quick – there are already a few bookings for this session!

What to bring?

Drawing boards are provided. I offer A2 sized cartridge paper at cost – 25cents/sheet (not acid free). Apart from that, please bring your own paper and drawing materials. Here’s a suggested list:

  • Paper: for this session, A3 or A4 sized paper – cartridge paper, and/or craft paper (both these can be bought in single sheets or in pads), and you may want some butchers paper or similar for warm up drawings.
  • Tools and media: for this session, please bring a mix of your own preferred media. For example, a mix of pencils or graphite (e.g., 2B, 4B, 6B, 9B), conte sticks, pastels or charcoal. You may want to bring a kneadable eraser (for lifting pigment off the page) and a regular eraser. Please feel free to bring other media such as pen and ink, markers, or whatever you like to work with, except oil paints (due to workplace health and safety constraints). And…don’t feel that you have to rush out and buy a lot of new stuff, we can use what you already have.
  • A note on fixative: you may wish to bring fixative to stabilise charcoal and pastel drawings. Please note that it should never be used inside the studio for workplace health and safety reasons. If you want to use it, please spray your drawings using the table outside the building. (Fixative coats your lungs as well as your paper.)


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