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, April 06, 2021 to Tuesday, May 04, 2021Ken MinamiRegister Online
10 am-12 pmTuesday, May 11, 2021 to Tuesday, June 08, 2021Ken MinamiRegister Online

Student Information



Supply List:

• Graphite Pencils: HB,2B,4B,8B
• Kneaded eraser
• Pencil sharpener
• 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.