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Intro to Portrait Drawing February

February 2 @ 5:00 pm - February 23 @ 7:00 pm PST

Learn to Draw Realistic Faces

Learn the fundamentals of drawing realistic features and faces! This is a 4 week session

This class will cover :

  • the basics of drawing and shading facial features,
  • learning facial structure and proportions,
  • tips for drawing hair,
  • problem-solving common portrait pitfalls including tricky angles or expressions
  • capturing a likeness.

We will be working in both graphite and charcoal throughout the course and will work toward drawing portraits based off of individual photo references.

Required Supply List:

  • Drawing pad– 11×14″ or larger, 80 lb
  • Graphite drawing pencils– HB/B, 2B, 4B, 6B
  • Charcoal Pencils– 2B, 4B, 6B
  • Large eraser (such as Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser)
  • Tombow Mono Zero refillable eraser (round)
  • Kneaded eraser
  • 1-2 sticks of vine charcoal (soft)
  • 1-2 compressed paper blending stumps (small-medium)
  • Metal pencil sharpener (optional: sandpaper block)
  • Individual photo reference(s)– to be discussed in class!




Ages 16+


February 2 @ 5:00 pm PST
February 23 @ 7:00 pm PST


Vancouver Art Space
8700 NE Vancouver Mall Drive, 283
Vancouver, WA 98662 United States
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Vancouver Art Space
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