Coastguard Cultural Centre,  8th & 9th April @ 10am-5pm (Each Day)

This 2-day intensive workshop covers all of the technical and aesthetic aspects of portrait drawing in several media (graphite, charcoal, and Conté), from the structure and anatomy of facial features to achieving likeness and creating expression to a historical overview of the portrait as it developed from the Renaissance.

You will be shown all aspects of portrait drawing, starting with the technical attributes of drawing the face and head, and then beginning to explore the more expressive qualities of this human subject. On the second day of the workshop, you will have the opportunity to put your learning into practise by drawing a model from life.

Some of the subject areas covered include:

– Approach to Classical Portraiture

– Structure and Anatomy of the Head and Face for Artists

– Detailed Study of Facial Features: Eyes, Nose, Mouth, Etc.

– Creating Design, Line, Value and Form

– Lighting Your Subject

– Achieving Likeness and Expression

Cost: €125

Lunch available in downstairs café

Full details, visit:

Contact Adrian on 087 660 9644 or email

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