Portrait Drawing
Photo by Arturo Espinosa

A portrait drawing course in Brighton.


Have you always wanted to draw faces? Be able to put heads on bodies?  Then this drawing course is for you! Learn about the proportions of the face and anatomy through different drawing exercises. This portrait drawing course will cover most drawing media including pastels to develop your skills in mixing skin tones.


This drawing course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience.


The course cost includes a fee for the life model.


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DURATION: 10 weeks

DAY: Friday

TIME:  1-3pm


Autumn: 27 September 2019 – 6 December 2019 (half term 1 November 2019)

WHERE: Ivory Place

COURSE FEE: £145 Full Fee / £95 Concessions  / £15 Better Living Through Learning


Please note that concessions are not available online.

Please see further information on fees and concessions online or in our brochure.






This course aims to:

Give students the confidence to draw faces and put heads on bodies.

Gain experience of different drawing mediums and techniques to depict the human head.


Who this course is for?

Beginners and those with some experience.


What will I be able to do by the end of this course?

  • Have the confidence in drawing people.
  • Have a range of different drawing techniques to call on.
  • Learn about the proportion and anatomy of the head.
  • Enjoy a new hobby.
  • Learn new techniques in different media.


What materials will I need for the course?

Pencil, charcoal, rubber, a set of chalk pastels (Inscribe 48 half sticks £12 are the best value for money) and an A2 or A3 spiral bound sketch pad.  Alternatively, paper can be supplied at cost.  A plastic portfolio to contain your work is useful, about £5.

Most materials can be supplied at cost.

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How will I know I am making progress?

Feedback from the tutor and other students.


Is there any extra study outside the class?

Occasional homework.


Who is the course tutor?

Lucy Parker is a professional artist and has been teaching for 26 years.  You can see her work on her website www.lbparker.com


What next?

Further art courses at Friends Centre

Join an art group such as the Dupont group that meet in Hove on Wednesdays and Thursdays.





Friday 27 September 2019 - Friday 6 December 2019
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Sessions: 10

Full price: £145.00
Concession rate (if available): £95.00
Please note that concessions are not available online.
Click here for information on fees and concessions.

Ivory Place


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