Portrait Drawing for Beginners with Emilie
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?
- Sketching and freestyle drawing
- Drawing from observation and drawing from imagination
- Shades and tone to create the illusion of volume
In this class we will explore:
What will I need?
All materials provided.
- Wheelchair Accessible Venue
- All Gender Bathrooms
- Discounted Early Bird Tickets
- 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.
Any other questions or ways we can assist with accessibility? Just email Maddy (she/her) at email@example.com.