ONLINE: Introduction to Portrait Drawing

ONLINE: Introduction to Portrait Drawing (5 Weeks)

Level: MultiLevel

Price: LAC Members $160.00 / Non-Members $165.00

Class Description

Work from photographs to render portrait drawings with graphite pencils on paper. Learn basic skills of measuring facial proportions, rendering light and shade, and assessing the head's gesture. Weekly demonstrations will focus on the structure of the head and guide you through creating effective renderings of the eyes, nose, mouth, and ears. The skills learned in this class will prepare you for working from live models and serve as the foundation for taking an in-person class in the future.

10 am-12 pmTuesday, September 15, 2020 to Tuesday, October 13, 2020Ken MinamiRegister Online
6:30-8:30 pmThursday, September 17, 2020 to Thursday, October 15, 2020Ken MinamiRegister Online
10 am-12 pmTuesday, October 20, 2020 to Tuesday, November 17, 2020Ken MinamiRegister Online
6:30-8:30 pmThursday, October 22, 2020 to Thursday, November 19, 2020Ken MinamiRegister Online

Student Information

All supplies can be found on our Blick-U page:

Supply List:
Graphite Pencils: HB,2B,4B, & 8B
White Conte Pencil
Kneaded Eraser
14” x 17” Strathmore Drawing Pad


This interactive online class is presented via Zoom. Please download Zoom (, and register your email address prior to your first class.

You will be emailed Zoom meeting instructions, including a unique URL and meeting code to join the class at least 1 day before the start of the class. If you do not receive an email from your instructor or registered within 24 hours of the first scheduled class, please contact the front desk ASAP.

Class cancellations can happen if enrollment minimums are not met 2 days prior to the first class. If your class is canceled, you will be contacted via phone or email.

If your class comes with a required or optional kit:  All kits will be available for contactless pick-up the week prior to the start date.