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Online Short Course. Portrait Drawing Classes for Beginners

4,8 / 5
More than 150 reviews

Dive into the captivating art of portrait drawing in our specialized classes, where you’ll master the intricacies of capturing likeness and expression.

Online recorded classes
Inspiring course
Step by step guidance
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9 lessons (approximately 18 hours)
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97% students recommend
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No previous experience needed

The course taught me a great deal

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Karina S.

Draw Place teachers are really the best at what they do.

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Emma D.

Taking an online drawing course was one of the best decisions ever – I never thought I had so much talent in me!

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Avia P.

I highly recommend this art school. I have taken several courses now and I plan to continue.

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Jan B.

"I loved how well the lessons are planned and how much material is included!..."

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How do Draw Place courses work?

Online course

Online course

Video recordings of the course led by professional artists. You can watch the recording and do the assignments at any time

Feedback option

Feedback option

You can select the feedback option to receive support, a tutor will be available to chat with you several times a week

Expert guidance

Expert guidance

The tutor will provide step-by-step guidance, making it a flexible way to achieve beautiful results in your art journey.

You can do it

You can do it

Teacher will introduce you to theory, share a ton of tips and tricks. Your works are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!

A computer with an internet connection is all you need

A computer with an internet connection is all you need

It's really simple! All you need to do is to turn on your computer, connect to the internet and enjoy your course!

Revisit the lessons

Revisit the lessons

Recordings of all lessons, presentations, learning materials, reference pictures, and links to further resources are available at any time.

Learn to capture realistic facial expressions and achieve great results, even as a beginner!

Do you want to be able to grab a pencil and whip up a gorgeous portrait just like that? Come learn with us and get a solid portrait-drawing foundation without having to leave your house, whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced artist.

What to expect?

Our online lessons cover everything from complete basics like hatching all the way to a detailed portrait. You will master pencil work, charcoal, and coloured pastels, learn about facial proportions and differences between men’s, women’s, and children’s faces. You will learn to use shadow and light and understand what your main focus points should be when you draw a portrait. By building a solid foundation, you will work your way to a realistic portrait that will make you rightfully proud! We will take it easy, step by step, so everyone can keep up and make some real, visible progress.

Join a course to learn and relax!

Our online portrait drawing course was designed with beginners in mind, but more experienced artists are sure to learn new things too! 

Your instructor will guide you through the whole course plan that we developed with great care and attention. You will learn everything you need, from complete basics to advanced techniques. You can play each video as many times as you want over the year. You can easily do it all and create works you’ll be proud of!

We promise that you will have fun and create art pieces that will bring you joy every time you look at them. Now don’t waste any more time – enrol now and join us on a creative journey from the comfort of your own home!

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Course plan

1 Facial proportions. Eyes, lips, nose.
2 Profile portrait
3 Frontal portrait
4 Charcoal portrait
5 Charcoal portrait, part two
6 Pastel eye
7 Pastel portrait
8 Pastel portrait, part two
> Bonus lesson

Check out our course gallery; you will make amazing art like that too!

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You can do it!

Learn Art, Design Online with Draw Place!

You have access to the course video and other materials for one year.

An experienced tutor will guide you through the course step by step

Create amazing artworks that are guaranteed to make you proud – all online!

Online video course

In the video-based course with detailed lessons, you create from the comfort of your own home. Our curriculum is designed to inspire your creativity and nurture your artistic skills, all within the convenience of your personal space. Explore your artistic potential and develop your talent at your own pace.

With a substantial number of lectures at your disposal, our course ensures that you have more than enough opportunities to dive deep into the world of design and acquire the expertise you need to master this creative field.

Learn at your own pace

Discover the freedom to explore your creative passions at your own pace with our online video course. Our extensive course allows you to delve into the world of art, unlock your artistic potential, and hone your skills whenever it suits you. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned artist, our flexible learning approach empowers you to take control of your artistic journey.

Content is available to you repeatedly

Our course provides access for an entire year, allowing you to revisit the video content as often as needed. Plus, all the course materials will remain available for you throughout the year, ensuring that you have the resources and support required to excel in your artistic journey.

You can do it

Our art video courses are designed to ensure that you'll do great, even if it's your first-ever encounter with art. Don't worry if you're a complete beginner - our step-by-step tutorials will guide you through the creative process, guaranteeing your success in your artistic journey. We believe that everyone has an artist or designer within them waiting to be unleashed, and our courses are the perfect starting point for your artistic exploration, no matter your level of experience.

Final certificate

Upon successfully completing one of our art video courses, you'll have the opportunity to receive a beautiful completion certificate. This certificate not only serves as a symbol of your dedication and achievement but also as a testament to the new skills and knowledge you've acquired during your artistic journey.

All you need is a computer with an internet connection

Surely you already have that at home! The technical side is very straightforward, you just need a PC or a laptop with an internet connection. You can start making art in the comfort of your home.
Join us and get creative without leaving your living room!

Beginner course

Our video courses are thoughtfully structured to cater to complete beginners, providing them with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to kickstart their journey with confidence. However, our courses aren't just for novices; they offer a rich and educational experience for those with prior creative exposure as well.
For complete beginners, our courses provide a gentle and nurturing introduction and exercises. You'll find clear, easy-to-follow instructions that break down complex concepts into manageable steps to ensure you feel empowered from the very beginning.

Inspiring programme

You'll find that our course content is designed to pique your interest and fuel your passion for art and design. This course consists of 13 engaging lectures, spanning a total duration of 26 hours, ensuring that you have ample time to absorb and master the wealth of knowledge provided. Through engaging lessons, captivating demonstrations, and hands-on projects, we aim to make your learning experience enjoyable and thought-provoking. Our instructors are not just experts in their respective fields; they are also passionate about sharing their knowledge and igniting your creative spark.

In every lecture, you'll find informative presentations packed with valuable content to enhance your learning journey.

Let's make art online! It's really easy. Come join us!

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Join the Draw Place universe and unlock your creative potential. We look forward to meeting you!

4,8 / 5
More than 150 reviews

Highly recommended to everyone 😊

Marie H.

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"I loved how well the lessons are planned and how much material is included!..."

Jonathan S.

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Draw Place teachers are really the best at what they do.

Emma D.

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Draw Place stays one of my favourite and also the best! Lessons were astonishingly fascinating.

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"... I highly recommend this studio!"

Marie R.

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I highly recommend this art school. I have taken several courses now and I plan to continue.

Jan B.

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I loved the friendly and inspiring atmosphere of each lesson – I’m definitely coming back for more soon!

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I loved the course and the teacher too – they made the lessons feel very relaxing yet very informative.

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"...Great art courses..."

Alena N.

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Great lesson concept and plenty of materials to go through on your own for those who want to keep learning and improving.

Izzy K.

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Taking an online drawing course was one of the best decisions ever – I never thought I had so much talent in me!

Avia P.

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A course for beginners and intermediate students, with expert teachers who motivate you and help you use your skills to the maximum. I will be back!

Barbora T.

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Amazing courses taught by inspiring instructors.

Martina B.

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Awesome courses, nice and friendly teachers. I have taken two already and will be back for more. You should definitely sign up too!

Kateřina Š

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Teaching was amazing. Their professors are so well educated on their subject and their explanations are easy to follow. 10 out of 10! Highly recommend.

Robert M.

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"This is the best drawing course I've ever taken! ...Very convenient for beginners!"

Svetlana K.

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Amazing! Friendly! Inspiring!

Lenka A.

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Taking an online drawing course was one of the best decisions ever – I never thought I had so much talent in me!

Eveline W.

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Draw Place’s staff and teachers are great and friendly, and I can really see my drawing abilities progressing fast 😊

Zhanet S.

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"I was stoked! The course was fun, friendly, and well-prepared… So watch out everyone, it’s very addictive!..."

Pavel K.

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"...The drawing and painting course for beginners was awesome! The teacher is very nice and helpful..."

Veronika M.

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The best drawing courses!

Viktoriya M.

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Friendly environment full of ideas and inspiration. I will definitely come back for another course. Already looking forward to it!

Martin B.

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Our teacher was professional and friendly, and helped me improve my knowledge and my drawing skills. This course deserves a positive review for sure!

Zuzka N.

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"...I couldn’t wait for the next lesson as soon as one was over. All lessons were very interesting, illuminating, and inspiring..."

Jana K.

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I signed up for another course as soon as I finished the first – I think that says it all 😊

Shadd T.

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The course taught me a great deal

Karina S.

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A great way to relax and get inspired, I will definitely try more courses!

Jitka S.

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How do the lessons work?

1. Art supplies

Below you can find the list of supplies needed to complete the course.

2. Technical issues

You need a functioning computer with a stable internet connection to participate in online courses. A screen of at least 12” is recommended to make sure you can see all the details clearly. Don’t use a smartphone to watch the lessons – the screen size is too small to deliver the intended experience and lesson quality.

We will ask you to download a couple of free apps designed for comfortable online lessons before the start of the course. Have no fear, all details and simple installation guides will be provided to make sure everyone can do it.

3. Online course

The courses are designed for complete beginners and intermediate artists. In the video, your teacher will create their own work step-by-step, explaining all the moves.

Every lesson starts with a short and interesting theoretical introduction. For every lecture, you will find informative presentations packed with valuable content to enhance your learning journey. There will also be small practical exercises, which are followed by the gradual creation of beautiful artworks.

4. Don't worry about missed lessons

You can choose how much time you will spend on the course and your work. Videos are available for you to watch back again. So you can work at your own pace and on your own time. The slides and other links will also be available to you.

5. How long is the course?

The course has 8 lessons and one additional lesson at the end

In total, the course has around 18 hours of great recorded instruction by experienced teachers. Available lesson recordings, tips, supplementary teaching materials and other content are included.

6. How much is it?

The price of the course is for 13 very detailed lessons from a video recorded by a professional tutor, including teaching materials, a database of lessons to be watched again for one year, and other benefits. You can also choose the option of chat support from the tutor, who will be online twice a week.

Price for an online course with feedback support is £190.

Price for an online course without feedback support is £140.

7. What else do I need?

To get the best experience, make sure you have enough space and a good light source (a desk lamp, at least), a desk, a chair.

As for the internet connection, one that can play YouTube videos well is more than enough. No special computer is needed – if it doesn’t lag too much during daily use, like web browsing or watching films online, you’re good to go!

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Why choose us?

Inspiring and motivating environment
Friendly teachers
Amazing programme
Creative community
Feedback option with chat support

What to expect?

9 lectures - amazing programme
Portrait drawing from the very basics
No experience needed
18 hours of step by step results
Our Team is there for You at any time!

You can choose to have a supply package included in the course or opt for getting the supplies yourself. Take the first step on your artistic journey!

190 £
With chat support
9 lessons
140 £
Without chat support
9 lessons

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Draw Place Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

This is an online video course, which means that you have video recordings of the course led by a professional tutor. You can watch the recording and do the assignments any time

What if I miss a lesson?

No biggie! You can watch video lessons and follow the teacher's instructions without missing anything. You will also get access to presentations and links to further resources.

What if I have no skill?

No worries! We work with a lot of students and beginner artists with no prior experience who think exactly that. We want you to master whatever technique you are working on, but most importantly, we want you to have fun, and to discover the joy of the creative process and the happiness that it can bring.

What if I have no talent whatsoever?

Nonsense, every person is talented, even you! Because talent isn't something magical; it's the willingness to pursue the creative activity that you enjoy without giving up. Creative drive and diligence are the real secret! You have nothing to worry about – our courses are designed with complete beginners in mind, and soon you will discover your hidden skills and potential which we will hone together.

I was horrible at art in school, so what's the point?

There is a point :) Our teachers have a much different, positive approach, with course plans that cover both theory and practice to make sure everyone can do it. And, most importantly, our teachers are professionals who love art with all their hearts, and they want you to love art too, which is why they will guide you to achieve amazing results!

How fast does my internet connection need to be?

If you can comfortably watch YouTube videos or online films, then you're good to go :) Your internet connection should be able to handle our courses.

What if I'm not very tech-savvy?

No need to worry. Our video course interface is really simple and very intuitive. And if you do run into trouble, our admin team is always ready to jump in and help.

One needs to practice something from a young age to be any good...

You are never too old for creativity! All you need to do is take the first step! You'll be surprised at what you can do! :) Our courses welcome people of all ages; it's the creative passion that brings us together.

What if I need to revisit something after the lesson?

Course materials will be available for the duration of one year – you can watch them any time!

What if my internet connection goes down?

All lessons are recorded, and you can watch them later, so don't worry about missing anything.

Who are your teachers?

Our teachers are the best! They are nice, friendly, skilled, experienced, and, most importantly, they truly love art.

Are we getting homework and grades?

No :) The course is designed with the allocated time in mind. Don't expect to get graded, we're not an elementary school :) With the chat feedback option you can expact that our teachers will always share tips and tricks in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

I don't want to do boring exercises.

That's why fun is an important aspect that we keep in mind for all our courses! We promise that boredom is the last thing you can expect. How could anyone get bored when there is so much to achieve and such beautiful things to create? Our teachers’ energy and friendly attitude are guaranteed to make the creative process fun and exciting!

Our friendly and professional lecturers

Stan Solo

We hardly know any material that Stan does not work with very well. He is exceptional with acrylics, markers, sprays, airbrush, drawing and everything else. To top all that, he is always getting better - he sketches, draws, comes up with storyboards and creates comics all the time. His exceptional charisma and a lot of knowledge in the field make him an incredible lecturer. At Draw Place he is in charge of comics, fashion illustration, sketching and illustration.

Petr

Petr is an incredible graphic, drawer and a screenprinter. In our team he is in charge of figure drawing and graphic courses. His depth of knowledge is always impressive and his style is unique and eye-catching. He is fun as a lecturer and also incredibly calm, he will always find a way to teach even the most complex topics to our students. After his studies at VUT and a lot of industrial design experience, now he focuses mainly on his art and transferring his knowledge to other people.

Kristyna M

The funniest academic painter of Draw Place. Kristyna is capable to explain even the most sophisticated topics in a very straightforward and accessible manner. Her classical training in Sofia combined with a very productive period of commercial illustration and animation have made her a great lecturer. She has a big of individual and collective exhibitions. Kristyna teaches painting and drawing classes, pastel and portrait courses. Her enthusiasm for art is contagious and you will love being at her classes. She is technically impeccable and very approachable as a person.

Marcela

Marcela is our super-illustrator. After studing her Master’s at ZCU she just never stops. She founded a book publishing house, she teaches sketching, illustration and figure drawing, she worked for an Italian agency and she even has energy to teach children art lessons. She is just a well-rounded amazing person, who we are thrilled to have as a member of our team.

Terezie M

Terezie loves contemporary art and figure drawing. She has completed her studies at interior design and accumulated incredible knowledge in art history. She is mainly dedicated to interior, painting and galleries. She is incredibly energetic and powers her students with will to move forward and get better. Her figure drawing classes at the league of their own. She finds simple ways to explain, show and demonstrate complicated human figure and we find it exciting even to watch. She will quickly prove to you that contemporary figure stands on dynamics and movement, not just boring academism. She is similarly convincing with interior course.

Hugo

Winning art competitions and creating amazing works very early on, Hugo has somehow managed to stay very humble and extremely friendly. Being born in Portugal, wondering around Rome and spending a lot of time in US, including Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, has made him a very well-rounded, eclectic and a fun person to be around. His English is simply perfect, as well as his lecturing skills. It is a pleasure to be in one of his courses.

More about course

Do you want to learn the art of portraits? Then come join our online course! Our friendly, experienced teachers will gladly explain and demonstrate everything.

Our online portrait drawing course is a great choice for those who want to get into portraiture or those who want a refresher course on the basics and foundations. You will work with pencils, charcoal, and coloured pastel and learn about key facial proportions and how to make sure you can stick to them. To ensure you can truly capture facial expressions and emotion, one full lesson will focus on detailed drawings of individual facial elements, so you can make truly beautiful portraits that anyone would display with pride.

Breathe more life into your drawings – it’s easy, you can learn with us online, from your home! 

Are you looking for an online portrait drawing course in English? Look no further, you’ve come to the right place! That’s exactly what we have, and we promise you will enjoy learning and improving your portrait skills remotely, online. Take a creative leap and join us – making art online has never been so easy!

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