Extended Portrait Drawing Workshop at Garden Spot Village Community

WS 170 CC : 

non-credit – in person

  • Dates: May 13 & 20
  • Times: 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Meetings: 2
  • Days: Saturdays
  • Instructor: Leah Limpert Walt


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There are many components that make up an accurate likeness in portraiture. More abstract concepts and a basic anatomical understanding of the head are always helpful tools to understanding what you’re really looking for in your portrait drawing. This extended workshop demonstrates the function behind vocabulary like: proportions, structure, planes of the head, gesture, rhythm, value, and their respective relationships that come together in your drawing to create likeness. A small variety of drawing media will be explored as we discuss surfaces, techniques, and capabilities of various media. Expect to gain confidence in portrait drawing materials and methods and accuracy in your portrait drawings.

The class will meet at Garden Spot Village Community Campus located at 433 S Kinzer Ave, New Holland, PA 17557. Information about class check-in procedures and location on Garden Spot Village’s campus will be sent after registration.

Notes: This is a seated two-hour class. Wearing a smock or older clothing may be helpful when working with charcoal. Please bring a notebook for taking notes.

This course must meet minimum enrollment by April 8 in order to run. Register today! 

Supply List

Supplies are provided for your use, but feel free to bring your own if you are more comfortable. Here are supplies that will be available during this workshop:

  • One piece of 11”x14” drawing paper
  • One piece of 11”x14” Charcoal or watercolor paper
  • 4B, HB, 2H graphite pencils
  • One charcoal and/or sepia conté PENCIL per attendee, medium hardness preferred
  • Kneaded eraser, rubber eraser
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