Portrait Drawing for Beginners with Emilie (Online)

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Come 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?

    • Paper
    • Pencils


    • Closed Captions
    • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
    • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees

    Who will be teaching? 

    Emilie (she/her) is a Melbourne based artist and maker, currently finishing her PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts. She moved from France and 2014 and has been developing her art practice since, working with a range of media, from video to printmaking and 3D printing. 

    Emilie is also a comic book artists. 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.

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    Any other questions or ways we can assist with accessibility? Just email delsi (she/her) at