4 Fun with Portraits

Children work from a live model and/or a projected images. They use sketching pencils and learn how to position a portrait, measure by eye, establish proportions, create light and shade, identify distinguishing features and capture a likeness. This lays a wonderful foundation for subsequent self portraiture.

“Children got a lot out of the session and stayed focussed for a long period. They are beginning to use the skills independently in their own drawings.” (Y3) Sue Hobin, Glamorgan School.

“Jnrs loved it. They now give attention to detail in their pictures. Yr3-5: got such a lot out of it. Loved watching an artist at work. Y6-8: The portrait unit was outstanding. Our students now plan, sketch and shade with much more detail than before.” Denise Cole, Alfriston School.


Art Workshops
- General Information
- Booking Information
- 1a How to Draw Well (still life)
- 1b How to Draw Well (healthy food)
- 2 Landscape Drawings (pen)
- 3 Confidence with Colour (pen & crayon)
- 4 Fun with Portraits
- 5 How to Draw NZ Birds
- 6 How to Draw Animals
- 7 Sports Figures in Action
- 8a How to Draw in 3D
- 8b Discovering Perspective
- 9a Cartoon Faces - emotion, personality
- 9b Cartoon Figures - character creation
- 11 Staff Professional Development
- Other subjects

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