Drawing the Portrait in Charcoal and Chalk


  • January 20, 2020 - January 22, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
“Heidi” by Lucas Garcia

This three day workshop is ideal for beginner and intermediate artists who would like to gain experience in drawing the portrait from life in charcoal and chalk. No experience is necessary – there is a maximum of 10 participants and the tutor will customise the course according to your individual needs.

In this class, you will learn:

  • How to create a portrait from start to finish
  • The importance of gesture and anatomy in portraiture
  • The importance and principals of drawing, values and edges

Drawing a portrait can be overwhelming at first. In this course you will learn a structured, reproducible approach, starting by blocking in big shapes and then gradually moving to the details. You will gain confidence in tackling this complex subject, and improve your observational skills along the way.

This course is taught by Lucas Garcia. Lucas studied illustration at ESDIP, graduating in 2012. He studied at the London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA), where he obtained a full scholarship. Since graduating in 2017, he has worked on illustration and portrait commissions in both the UK and Spain. He has exhibited multiple times at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and his painting Dirty Blond was Highly Commended by the de Laszlo Foundation at the 2018 RSPP exhibition. You can find out more about Lucas on his web site.

You can see a materials list for this course here. If you have any questions, please see our frequently asked questions or contact us.




16 Nelson Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2HN, United Kingdom
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