2019 03 19 03 b72d9020 2c27 0137 3601 063bd7b5133d

Drawing Studies with Portraits

Next Available: Fri, 27 Sep 1:00PM
3.0 hours
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This drawing workshop is perfect is for people wanting to try out drawing regardless of skill level.

Based on tracing the image, you will learn numerous methods for rendering and representing shape, tone and form. These studies will then be combined with your chosen portrait image to create imaginative new artworks. Techniques explored will include realistic rendering with graphite (grey lead) pencils, pattern used to create tone, line to define form, and high contrast colour combinations. The skills learnt in these studies can be transferred to drawing any subject matter. So come along and surprise yourself.

All drawing materials supplied.

Paul Hasell is an artist and award winning teacher specializing in both, creative and visual arts education at University, and the training of Visual Arts educators. He is an experienced commercial artist working in a wide range of mediums ranging from painting and photography to special effects and prosthetic make-up in film, television, print media, museums and exhibitions. His arts education focus is to teach students the skills and strategies to realise and extend their own creative ideas.

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What you will learn
  • Learn how to focus on representing tone by tracing the main details.
  • Learn how to use pattern and line to create different shapes and tones.
  • By the end of the workshop you will have a range of drawing techniques and strategies that you can adapt for any subject matter.
What you will get
  • A new portrait composition based on your original image combined with your various drawing studies
  • You will be provided with all the drawing materials you need during the workshop.
  • Tea and coffee are provided as well as access to a fridge and microwave.

What to bring
  • You will need to bring an A4 black and white photocopy of a portrait you want to work from. This can be one of your own images or one from another source. Try to choose an image that includes a good range of mid tones. Avoid choosing an image with too much light or dark shadow as this makes it more difficult to transfer the information to your studies. There will be sample images to choose from at the workshop if you prefer.
What to wear


Appropriate for

No previous experience is required.


Metro Art Dept

Vendor since 2019

Metro Art Dept is made up of a group of like-minded artists and practitioners, with a depth of experience ranging from teaching at universities to professionals working in their fields, who have a passion for creative arts and strive to pass on what they have learned to others.

See what else we have to offer

Visit metroartdept.com to see our range of engaging courses designed to improve your skills and teach you strategies that enable you to realise your creative ideas. We offer classes in Painting, Drawing, Sewing, Printmaking, Screenwriting and Photography.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

All booking withdrawal requests for our courses must be made in writing to metroartdept@gmail.com

Requests for transfer of booking or full refunds must be at least 48 hours before course commencing. Booking withdrawals made within the 48hrs prior to commencement will be non-refundable, except for exceptional circumstances judged at our discretion. No refunds will be given for withdrawal after the course begins.

We understand that things happen and due to unforseen circumstances you may have to miss a session in multiple session workshop. Missed classes will not be refunded. Provisions can be made to catch up on content missed.

We reserve the right to cancel classes/courses due to minimum numbers. Notification of cancellations will be as soon as possible and usually be sent at least 48 hours beforehand. Under these circumstances a transfer or full refund will be fulfilled on our behalf

If for unforseen circumstances one class/session, from a course, needs to rescheduled/cancelled we will endeavour to seek a satisfactory resolution of another session provided or appropriate reimbursement.

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Terms & Conditions

By accepting the terms and finalising payment you agree to the following terms. The person who makes the booking does so on behalf of the individuals attending.

Bookings are allocated upon receipt of full payment of the listed price.

Payment card through the WeTeachMe booking set-up is through a secure payment service. We do not gather or retain any card details.

For the benefit of everyone participating in the course we ask that you attend all of the sessions, when possible, and arrive on time and prepared.

At Metro Art Dept we value a safe, respectful and collaborative learning environment for the benefit of all of our customers and instructors. To satisfy such, we reserve the right to refuse service/entry to anyone not meeting acceptable standards.

If you have any disability or medical condition that requires us to make special requirements, please email us at least 5 days prior to the course commencing.

In participating in the classes you are accepting that you may be photographed as part of documentation or for advertising purposes. If you do not want to be photographed or would like a particular image removed from advertising please contact us via email.

Filming or photographing the contents of the classes is not permitted without our prior consent.

Any resources supplied as part of the courses are for your use only and are not to be reproduced unless permission is granted.

We provide the basics of tea and coffee, however we don’t cater to all the possibilities of this. You will need to provide your own additional products to satisfy any specific dietary requirements with access to a fridge and microwave.

We provide the course that is advertised. Outcomes can be directly affected by the input of the customer. If you feel that the course did not meet your expectations then please contact us via email for a possible resolution.

You will be responsible for the care of belongings brought to the workshop. We do not accept responsibility for possessions or other items brought to the workshop by you.

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16 June 2019 • Drawing Studies with Portraits

I really enjoyed this class - it was something different to the usual 'learn to draw' or 'learn to paint' classes that I've done. I liked that you got to learn 4 different drawing styles in one class and the use of lightboxes was brilliant! There are heaps of images provided to draw, although I chose to bring an old B&W photo of my dad. It turned out brilliantly and now I have heaps of family and friends asking for portraits! The class was very organised, all materials provided and the space was modern and comfortable. Will definitely be keeping an eye out for more classes here.


13 June 2019 • Drawing Studies with Portraits

It was lovely way to spend an afternoon, by being creative. Learned some valuable drawing skills. Great environment and facilities. Thanks 😀


01 May 2019 • Drawing Studies with Portraits

This is my second metro art department class with Paul and I’m pretty chuffed. I did the painting classes a few weeks ago so the drawing class was a nice follow up for me. It’s was great to explore a few different methods of drawing and create a cohesive artwork in one. All the tools and materials were available to us there which was great because I didn’t have to worry about anything. I really love the small class environment and had access to as much face time as I wanted. I’m really looking forward to the next one

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