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Portrait DRAWING from life in soft materials

Portrait Drawing From Life // A Weekend Workshop with Artist Nina Ruminska // May 13 & 14 // 10:00 - 17:00

During this 12-hour workshop we will learn how capture human head in an expressive way using soft materials. Participants will have a choice of material: sepia, sanguine, charcoal or graphite.


During the workshop we will:

  • Explore the characteristics of various soft materials: sepia, sanguine, charcoal, graphite

  • Prepare the surface; stretch paper onto a wooden board and apply the undertone

  • Learn about classical proportions of the head, construction and rules of composition

  • Prepare number of sketches from a live model

  • Draw one longer portrait study on a large format


Different techniques of drawing with soft materials will be demonstrated. A lot of examples of great drawings shown and discussed. Students will be encouraged to produce a number of sketches before completing one longer portrait study on a larger format.


This workshop is designed to equip students with looser hand and stronger observational skills. The course will be very useful for any portrait painters who would like to brush up their drawing skills.


Taught by classically trained artist Nina Ruminska. Suitable for all levels. Teaching will be tailored to participant’s individual needs.




Refund Policy:


* Unfortunately, no refunds are given. Please make sure that you, or the person you are gifting the workshop to, can attend this workshop.


If you cannot attend the workshop we can reschedule your workshop if you inform us up to 21 days prior to the workshop's start date. If you request to reschedule less than 21 days before the workshop starting date we will not be in a position to change the date. Places can be given to a friend if you can no longer attend - please inform us as soon as you can with the new attendee's contact details.

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