Drawing the Portrait (CSDR 111)

Learn to draw the human face to capture character, expression and anatomical believability. This intermediate-level course provides an in-depth study of portraiture using conceptual and naturalistic styles, exaggeration and modification of features, morphology of the skull, and mechanics of the neck and shoulders. Through a range of in-class exercises with live models and photographic representations, you will practice integrating contour and interior surfaces, rendering shapes, identifying bone structure, exploring proportion, texture and lighting. This course encourages a variety of media including graphite, charcoal, and ink, greyscale and colour.

Contact Hours

15 course hours (3 hours per class)

Prior Learning

To fully benefit from this course, prior experience with Drawing is required. Drawing from Life is recommended.

Courses offered that meet Prior Learning Requirements

Tuition + Materials

Tuition is $350.00. Download your detailed materials list before your first class.

Course Format

Course offering is available either online synchronous (VCHAT) or on campus (GNWC). View schedule for current and upcoming formats.


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