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An introduction to Portrait Drawing



An Introduction to Portrait Drawing


Learn to draw a realistic portrait of the human face from a photograph.


This full day workshop is designed for complete beginners but also caters for those with some drawing experience who wish to develop their skills further. You will draw from a photograph and learn how to build a likeness from broad shapes through to more refined features using charcoal. This workshop is an excellent first step before you begin to draw from a live model. Donna will be on hand to support you throughout the day and the techniques that you learn during the workshop will equip you to create your own portrait drawings at home.

Who is this workshop for:

  • Complete beginners to portrait drawing. 
  • Those who want to improve their current drawing ability.
  • Those who want some tutored experience before tackling portrait drawing from a live model.


What’s included:

  • All drawing materials and tuition needed for the day.
  • Drawing boards to work on.
  • Tea, Coffee & Cake
  • Free Parking.
  • 10% off purchases of full price fabric, haberdashery or patterns made on the day at the Sew Me Something shop 
  • 10% off purchases made in our lovely on site cafe The Makers Kitchen
  • 10% off future workshop bookings made on the day you are attending one

What you need to bring:

  • An apron, or clothes that you don’t mind getting charcoal on.
  • A portrait photograph of someone you want to draw


Tutor: Donna Trim


“Everything begins with drawing”.

Donna Trim is a local Fine Artist and tutor who has been teaching drawing and painting for over 20 years. She is passionate about the benefits of drawing, particularly from life, to improve all aspects of one’s art practice. Her workshops are accessible to all, relaxed, friendly, supportive and always delivered with a great sense of humour.

Important info:

*Please note we can only run this workshop if we have a minimum of 4 attendees, if this number is not reached we will ask to transfer you to the next available date

*All workshops are non refundable unless cancelled by us, please ensure you can attend the date you are booking

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