Portrait Drawing Classes Washington, D.C.

Unfortunately, no classes in-person in Washington, D.C. have spots left, but 3 classes live online are available.

Figure and Portrait Drawing Combined

92nd Street Y

Dive into anatomy and discover how to render realistic figures and portraits. Use graphite, charcoal, or your other favorite drawing medium to create lively drawings while honing your skills in understanding the proportions and intricacies of the human body. Work from live models via online video conferencing and participate in class demonstrations and discussions. For the Supply List, please CLICK HERE

Monday Nov 6th, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Portrait Drawing: Black & White to Color

92nd Street Y

Work from live models via online video conferencing to develop expressive and dimensional drawings. Begin in graphite and move to colored pencils to create expressive drawings while honing your skills in understanding the proportions of human face. Click here for the supply list

Wednesday Nov 1st, 4–6:30pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)


7 sessions

Fear-Free Drawing: Beginners Portrait Drawing

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Learn how to draw the human portrait in this inspiring, stress-relieving and online, live Beginners Portrait Drawing Class! The human face has been an inspiring muse for artists throughout art history, and this supportive, non-judgmental online drawing class will teach you the fundamental drawing techniques, tricks, and tools that you need to know to draw your own portraits. If you hear yourself saying, “but I can’t even draw a straight line,”...

Tuesday Nov 7th, 8–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)


8 sessions

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Drawing: Portrait

Stone Branch School of Art @ 1331-M Rockville Pike, Washington, DC 20852

Begin a serious exploration of drawing the portrait from life in pencil and charcoal. Students learn basic observation, and measuring skills and the basic stages of drawing the structure and planes of the head, clearly rendering the values of light and shadow, designing edges and creating likeness and composition. Numerous drawing techniques, materials and approaches will be covered. If you struggle to get the desired degree of likeness or just...

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10 sessions

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Portrait Drawing

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Students develop consistency, accuracy, and confidence before using color. Weekly demonstrations and drills train students to see proportions, planes, values, and learn systematic human head construction. Continuing students may use their preferred media to draw from photos, or 2- and 3-week poses.  Basic Drawing is a suggested prerequisite.  Any model fees are extra. Students need to purchase supplies for this class. A list of recommended...

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9 sessions

Charcoal Portrait Drawing

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Working from a live model, the instructor demonstrates construction of a 2D likeness using light and shade with emphasis upon transition and articulation of the form. Gesture and expression are discussed, including how the artists may bring the form to life with their own natural calligraphy of style.  Topics include chiaroscuro, form modeling, half tones and high light, massing of tone, terminator/core line of shadows, basic anatomy and how...

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2 sessions

Portrait and Figure Drawing & Painting

Yellow Barn Studio @ 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, DC 20812

Learn to draw and paint like the masters! We'll work from live models to focus on how to draw accurately, build 3-dimensional space with light and shadow, and develop a sophisticated understanding of color. For beginning to professional students. Model fee not included.  For students under the age of 18, you and your parent/guardian must obtain instructor permission prior to enrollment in this class.

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10 sessions

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