KS3 workshop: Drawing faces

From proportions to shading and highlighting

This event was held on 28 September 2016

Date and time

Wednesday 28 September 2016, 10.30am–1.30pm


Please email school bookings SchoolBookings@ng-london.org.uk

Cancellation policy: Workshops are free. However, please note that there is a charge of £150 for cancellations received less than 28 days before the date of the workshop.

This study day supports the Art and Design curriculum by increasing pupils’ proficiency in the handling of different materials such as charcoal, chalk, and graphite.

Pupils will also develop a critical understanding of the history of portraiture through visual analysis of selected paintings from the 1400s to 1700s.

Pupils will start by observing portraiture artist Robin-Lee Hall draw and then recreate these techniques in the Gallery. Robin-Lee will demonstrate each stage of drawing a face, accompanied by a step by step explanation, taken at a pace to include all learners.

Pupils will select a portrait of their choice and work independently to apply techniques learnt. By the end of the Gallery session, they will know how to handle drawing materials, have a good understanding of how to measure the proportions of the face and have practised techniques to develop tonal contrast.

Maximum number of pupils: 60

Image above: Detail from Rembrandt, Self Portrait at the Age of 34, 1640