Workshop: Fundamentals of Portrait Drawing

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

In this workshop we will show you the methods and fundamentals of portrait drawing. Which are also essential for portrait painting. You will get simple handouts, references and assignments to draw from. Step by step the assignments will get more complex. With the skill you learn you can then participate in our regular portraits classes or our open life drawing sessions.

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.

Workshop Times

The workshop is 15 hours in total. Divided into 3-hour blocks with breaks in between.

10.00 - 13.00
14:00 - 17:00

10.00 - 13.00
14:00 - 17:00

What you learn

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

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.

Students draws a portrait with charcoal
Date 26.11.22 – 27.11.22
Price €199.00 1


The workshop will only take place with enough bookings. You can book now, but you have to pay 2 days before the workshop starts. As soon as there are enough registrations, you will get a message. If the workshop is cancelled you will also be informed.

This workshop is also available as regular class.

Fundamentals: Portraits
  • quick head drawing of a man
  • Portrait lay in of a man
  • Portrait drawing of a woman
  • Students draws a portrait with charcoal
  • Block in drawing of a head
  • Drawing of a Buddha bust
  • Drawing of a planar head
  • Head construction with rhythms
  • Stylised head drawings

Any questions?

If your are not sure if "Fundamentals: Portraits" is the right Workshop 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.