Portrait Drawing for Beginners with Emilie (Online)

  • 31st Jul, 2024
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • Online

    Classes are held online using the ZOOM meeting platform. Access details are emailed to you on the day of the class.

$9 - $19 AUD + BF
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Come along to this drawing class and break the myth about what is often considered the most difficult artistic genre: portraits!

Emilie will provide some technical pointers to draw the human faces. Through observation exercises, you’ll learn the basics about proportion, tone and shading. We will try different approaches, draw from observation and from imagination.

We will also learn about the structure of the head, its proportions, how to draw it in perspective, and how to shade your drawings to get a solid 3D look. 

Leave the class with plenty of fun drawing exercises to start your own sketchbook and unlock your inner artist. 

All skill levels welcome!

What will we cover?

    In this class we will explore:

    • Sketching and freestyle drawing
    • Drawing from observation and drawing from imagination
    • Shades and tone to create the illusion of volume

What will I need?

    All materials provided.


      • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
      • All Gender Bathrooms
      • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
      • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request

      Who will be teaching? 

      Emilie (she/her) is an artist and educator based
      between Melbourne and Marseille (Fr), working across media with a focus
      on community-based practice and education. She graduated from her PhD in
      Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2020 and has been an
      art resident at Testing Grounds (2020), Making Space (2021) and the
      Comic Art Workshop (2021).

      Emilie has exhibited her works at FortyFive Downstairs gallery, the
      Abbotsford convent, No Vacancy Gallery, Arcade and George Patton

      In 2021, Emilie opened Couleur in Collingwood, a printmaking studio focusing on DIY, hand-prints, and experimental printmaking. Since 2023, Couleur Studio
      has relocated in South of France. Emilie is also a comic book artist
      and her illustration has been published by the Lifted Brow and she
      self-published her first graphic novel in 2018 with Tree Paper Comics in
      Melbourne. In 2023 she is running Glow Comics Trails festival with
      Laneway Learning, celebrating Melbourne’s booming comics scene.

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      Any other questions or ways we can assist with accessibility? Just email Maddy (she/her) at melbourne@lanewaylearning.com.