Portrait Drawing with charcoal

Learn the fundamentals and more of portrait drawing – After this drawing class your portraits will look better.

In this class we will show you the methods and fundamentals of portrait drawing. Which are also essential for portrait painting. You will draw short and medium long poses. Beginners will get simple assignments or photos to draw from and intermediates will draw from a life model. The instructor will start with a short demo. During the whole session the instructor is available for your personal feedback.

This class is aimed at intermediate students, who want to practice and improve their skills. If you are not familiar with the charcoal drawing you should take our Fundamental Drawing first.

What you learn

  • Introduction of the head proportions.
  • Construction and rhythm lines.
  • The skull and planes.
  • Eyes, nose, mouth and ears.
  • Measuring and rendering.
  • Draw Portraits from photo and the model.

Materials for drawing

The good news is you don't need a lot of materials to start drawing. So you can start your journey at a affordable price.

  • 2-3 charcoal pencils.
  • A pad of newsprint paper.
  • A kneaded eraser.
  • A single edged razor blade or utility knife.

We will send you a detailed list of materials with buying options.

Group instructions will be in German. And your personal feedback in english.

Price: €199.001 / €229.001
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Duration: 6 weeks, each 3 hours
Start: 11. November 2022
Date: Fridays 18.00 - 21:00


You will work with handouts, photos and specific assignments.


You will draw portraits from the life model.

  • Head construction with rhythms
  • Portrait of a woman
  • Charcoal portrait of a woman
  • quick head drawing of a man
  • Students draws a Buddha head
  • charcoal portrait of a young woman
  • Portrait drawing of a woman
  • Block in drawing of a head
  • Drawing of a planar head
  • Busts at the atelier
  • Charcoal drawing of a skull
  • Portrait of an old man with a long beard
  • Stylised head drawings

Any questions?

If your are not sure if "Portrait Drawing" is the right class for you or if you have general questions about our drawing and painting classes, feel free to send us a message, we are happy to help you find the right class for you. You can also check our FAQ.