Drawing Heads and Faces

Do you avoid drawing a face in your life drawings for fear of ‘spoiling’ the drawing? Would you like to learn how to draw faces and heads with greater confidence?

Wherever you are in your drawing journey, I will support you to stretch some 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

  • Inspiration for drawing faces and heads
  • Breaking the mysterious code: techniques and tips
  • Warm-up exercises
  • Drawing with a model, seated and clothed for a portrait session.


Saturday 17 March 1pm-3.30pm


How much?


What to bring?

In this session we will be sitting closer to the model rather than working from easels. If you have a table easel, please bring it. 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.)


So that I can set up an easel for you, tell me if you are:(required)

It's better to drawing standing but some of us need to sit. Let me know your preference:(required)

Would you like to sit on a 'donkey easel' - (this suits people drawing up to A2 size)

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