Learn Portrait Drawing

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn how to draw a portrait at this fun online course



3 x 2 hours Class size 5 to 20     label $149 - $186 ($149 for Class only, no box, $186 for Class and box)
How it works
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Request your preferred time
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We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 4-5 business days. We ship nationwide.
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Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

On the hunt for fun things to do at home? Have you always wanted to learn how to draw portraits? Start your journey with Elinor Pickard and discover how to bring your canvas to life!

The human face has been a source of inspiration and challenge to artists through the ages. Humans are biologically drawn to connect with faces and the feelings they convey, making portraiture a time-honoured art form in drawing, painting and sculpture.

Join Elinor online to learn and practice the drawing basics for capturing the human face. Whether you are drawing for the very first time or have some experience, this short course will help you develop the skills and techniques to draw faces.

Course outline:

  • Geometric equivalents of the head, neck and shoulders
  • Cranial mass and its influence on the appearance of head and face
  • Characteristics of facial features and how to observe them in all faces
  • Capturing gestures and expressions.

By the end of this online course, you'll have a greater understanding of portrait drawing techniques and the confidence to continue learning in your own time!

Materials:
  • Option 1: Purchase the basic materials kit at enrolment checkout - make sure we have your address and allow 5 working days for delivery.
  • Option 2: Uncheck the materials kit at enrolment checkout and bring your own.


Knowledge required
Beginners welcome.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Sketch Book A2, 50 Sheets
  • Willow Charcoal, Thick, box 0f three
  • Willow charcoal, Thin, box of 10
  • Compressed Charcoal, Blacks, set of four
  • Faber-Castell Pure Graphite Pencil, 9B
  • Faber-Castell Pure Graphite Pencil, 6B
  • Conte Crayon, White
  • Conte Crayon, Red Brown
  • Soft Pencil Eraser
  • Kneadable Eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener 2-holes
What you'll need
Select our basic kit upon booking or purchase your own materials prior to the class.

If you're bringing your own materials, you will need all of the below:
  • Charcoal pencil, soft
  • Solid graphite pencil, 6B
  • Drawing pencil, 2B
  • Soft white eraser and kneadable eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • A sketchpad, A4 or A3
Session repeats

This class series runs over 3 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Suitable for

This Box and Live class is great for virtual team building activities at home.

Your teacher
Elinor Pickard

Elinor Pickard

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Elinor Pickard is a practising artist, a painter with drawing at the centre of her practice. Elinor's interest in fine and decorative arts is reflected in her paintings, specifically those centred on botanical and floral subjects, rich with colour and often incorporating her fine gilding techniques. She also enjoys urban sketching and capturing the interactions between people, and the human figure within the built urban environment.

An attentive and encouraging art educator, Elinor has been teaching adults since 2016. She has also run regular children's art classes since 2015.




Your host
Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

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Sydney Community College is a social enterprise with a mission to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.

Our mission is to enrich lives, to strengthen adult individuals and to build communities through innovative high quality continuing education and training.

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Penny Spencer Oct 2021

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews


Elinor is a great teacher - we went through various exercises and techniques and I found I learnt a lot from this class . Very happy with results I got and inspired to continue portrait drawing

Drawing workshop review by Penny Spencer

Fiona Lerk Oct 2021

23 ClassBento workshops attended • 23 reviews


The teacher was very informative and had some good techniques. The craft box was good and the portraits sent very helpful
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