Portrait Drawing Workshop
Get beyond copying photographs

Saturday, January 19th; 9am-1pm

At our brand new studio in Orange

Portraiture is a fascinating discipline which satisfies our craving to linger on the beauty (and complexity) of the human head.


Learn how to approach the complexities of the portrait by going beyond copying from a photograph. In this focused 4 hr workshop you’ll learn strategies to draw a well-proportioned portrait, capturing the likeness and mood of your model, by drawing from life.


Classically trained artist Carolin Peters will guide you through this workshop, in which you’ll:

  • Learn about the underlying structure of the head

  • Get valuable tips on how to capture facial features just right

  • Beat overwhelm by learning how to break your process into manageable stages

  • Understand how mood is translated with the head's posture

  • Understand how to use your materials right

  • Experience the joy of a focused and stimulating work environment


The class will include slideshow lectures, teacher-demonstration, one-on-one instruction, and plenty of time to draw our model.


Class size is limited to 10 students max. RSVP now to save your spot.

Materials: Click here for a list of recommended materials.

Price: $85 (Save 20% by rsvp-ing before December 19th).

Attendees must be 16 years+.



I’ve never drawn before can I attend?

Yes. Even though it’s desirable for you to have a fundamental grasp of drawing, this class will meet you wherever you are at.


I’m not very talented, does that matter?

Not at all. Drawing is a universal skill and can be learned by anyone willing to try something outside their comfort zone. Effort and commitment are required, talent is optional.


What style of drawing do you teach?

I teach all my classes in a way that doesn’t focus on style, as style is something that develops naturally and individually through practicing for years. Instead, I teach fundamental principles that will form solid building blocks for any further education or self-study.


I've had some instruction on this topic before, is this class suitable for someone with prior knowledge?

The great thing about fundamental principles is that they will never conflict with well-founded information only compliment and strengthen it. Great artists know the importance of staying open to new insights and solutions while carefully evaluating if they are suitable for what they hope to achieve. In that spirit I believe this class will only help to grow your skill set.


I don’t know where/don’t have time to buy the materials.

Having the right materials is crucial for a good painting experience. Click here for a list of recommended materials and stores, or click below and purchase the upgraded class which includes all materials.


The purchase of this class is final. In case of illness we can arrange for you to attend the next portrait workshop, or a class of equal value, space permitting.