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Learn to draw realistically



A structured course that will teach you the basics (and beyond) of how to draw something realistically.  If you want to be able to draw a recognizable face, or other subject matter, this course will give you the means by which to do this.

You will learn a variety of techniques, like upside down drawing, gridding, perspective, tone and key, while experimenting with different materials including pencils, charcoal and conte (in black and white on toned paper).  There will be one session of life drawing and the life model is included in the fee.

Participants have the opportunity to exhibit in our end of year diversARTy exhibition at Eltham Library Gallery to celebrate their achievements with friends and family.

Learn to Draw Faces Realistically (Online)
You will focus on the basic construction of the head, including proportions, profile and full frontal portraits, three quarters and elevated views, texture of hair and features.

This course is open to people aged 18 years and over. 
Places may be available in this course after the start date. Please contact us to enquire: 9433 3744



This course is held at our Eltham centre - 739 Main Road.

What to bring

Online Classes
  • Willow Charcoal in a range of different sizes 
  • A4 or A3 drawing pad
  • B6 pencil
  • A kneadable eraser
  • Spray workable fixative

About the Tutor

A former artist-in-residence at Dunmoochin, Lisa is a past participant of the Nillumbik Artists Open Studios program, and has taken part in exhibitions locally and interstate, as well as being a finalist in several art prizes. She has been teaching at the community level for several years now, and has had much success with her teaching methods

Concession fees

A Concession fee of around 10% off is available to holders of Health Care Cards, Pension concession cards or Veterans Gold cards. 
If you are eligible, please select the concession fee when enrolling and click "calculate discount".
You may be asked to present your Health Care card, Pension concession card or Veterans Gold card for verification when attending a course or activity.

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  • Diamond Creek
  • 119 Cowin Street
  • Diamond Creek 3089

  • Eltham
  • 739 Main Road
  • Eltham 3095

  • Panton Hill
  • 18 Bishops Road
  • Panton Hill 3759

  • Nillumbik Shire Council trading as Living &
  • Learning Nillumbik, Registered Training
  • Organisation No. 3989, ABN 64 487 894 794

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