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North Van Arts offers arts education in the form of courses, workshops, and camps programming for all ages, interests and abilities.

Intro to Portrait Drawing

Clement Yeh
online via Zoom
Sundays 10am - 12pm
May 15 - June 19, 2022 (6 weeks)
Youth to Adult

Intro to Portrait Drawing – intermediate

Sundays, May 15 – June 19 Online

10am – noon

An intro to exploring the human face: structure, proportion, shading, and expression. This course depends on prior knowledge and confidence in using drawing materials and drawing from life as well as photos. I use a combination of photos of people as well as busts to teach these concepts. We complete the course with a detailed self-portrait

Class Supply List:

  • set of drawing pencils 10 (2H to 9B)
  • one kneadable eraser
  • one hard white plastic eraser (ie. Staedler brand)
  • pencil sharpener (electric is better)
  • graphite crayon/graphite stick
  • pack of compressed charcoal
  • hardbound artist sketchbook
  • roll of masking tape
  • looseleaf paper for protecting drawings and hands from smudging
  • can of spray fixative (ie. Krylon brand, not recommended for persons with sensitivities to airborne fumes)
  • 1 sheet of Arches or Fabriano drawing paper (should be heavier weight than the sketchbook)
  • scissors or utility knife
  • 1′ ruler
  • access to printer to print handouts
  • *recommended: tool box or large fishing tacklebox for storing supplies

This class is live online via Zoom, and all classes will be recorded, with recordings sent out 2-3 days after class. Online class registration is per household, so feel free to gather round the computer with your roomies and take the class together! North Van Arts is committed to offering accessible pricing for our arts education classes. There are a limited number of tickets available at a discounted rate – so you decide what works for your budget. If you can afford the full price, please leave the 30OFF option for those who can benefit most from it. Thank you!

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