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Learn to draw realistically - Heads



This workshop will help you master the art of drawing heads, faces and different types of hair. We will look at the skull, the tendons and muscles of the face and neck to help understand what happens below the surface to make a more realistic portrait. The changes from infant to an aged adult, and how that affects the drawing.


We will be going through some exercises to help train your hand eye co-ordination, and look at how tonal values, contrast, edges and shadows all combine to give you a great result.


Lisa will provide handouts and some subjects to draw to cater for all levels, from beginner to advanced.


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.

This course is open to people aged 18 years and over. 


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

What to bring

  • A4 or A3 drawing pad
  • 6B graphite pencil
  • A kneadable eraser

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.

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Upcoming Workshops

Name Location Date Cost
Learn to draw realistically - Hands Eltham Wednesday 9 Aug 2023, 9:30AM - 2:30PM $97.00

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  • 119 Cowin Street
  • Diamond Creek 3089

  • Eltham
  • 739 Main Road
  • Eltham 3095

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  • Panton Hill 3759

  • Nillumbik Shire Council trading as Living &
  • Learning Nillumbik, Registered Training
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