Drawing Portraits - Yateley Library - Saturday 27th April, 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th May 2024

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Drawing Portraits

Yateley Library

Saturday 27th April, 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th May 2024

10.00am to 12.00pm

Learn and practice how to draw the human face using correct proportions and learn to achieve a better likeness.

The course provides a supportive environment for to develop your drawing using graphite pencils and give you the confidence to develop your own work.

  • Recognise facial proportions and use them to construct a portrait drawing of a human face
  • Use tone effectively to show three-dimensionality in a portrait
  • Identify how a mindful and focused task like portrait drawing reduces stress and promotes a sense of achievement
  • Use the knowledge you gained on drawing faces to establish regular sketchbook drawing as a mindful and relaxing activity

Who is this course for: People who would love to learn how to draw portraits step-by-step in a supportive and encouraging environment

Previous knowledge or experience: A little experience of drawing using graphite pencils is useful, but beginners are very welcome as we will start from the beginning and build knowledge

How will I learn: You will learn from watching the tutor demonstrate techniques then having a go yourself

How will I be assessed: You will receive encouragement and constructive feedback throughout the sessions

What shall I bring: Materials list provided a week prior the course. Please contact the tutor if you require the list sooner (kristin.rawcliffe@gmail.com)

Next steps: Portraits for Improvers

If a learner decides to withdraw from a course before a course begins, the following charges should be made:

  • 5 working days or more before course starts a full refund will be issued
  • No refunds will normally be made if a learner withdraws from a course less than 4 working days before the start of the course

Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners. Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have.

You will be contacted by a member of the learning in Libraries team prior to the course. We are unable to process your booking without a phone number.

Please note that due to circumstances outside of our control we may need to move this course online. Please give consent to your image appearing on our virtual learning environment Zoom.

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