Drawing a Portrait is on Thursday 4 June
2 – 4pm
Learn how to draw a portrait with Sheila Moylan.
In this two hour class you will learn
- about the proportions of the face
- where to apply shadow and contrast
- how to deal with the head at different angles
- how to compose a striking image
- techniques to apply tone to make a 3 dimensional image
You can choose to work from a photo, encourage a member of the household to pose, or learn how to do a self portrait.
Sheila has produced a worksheet detailing hints and tips of drawing a portrait. We shall email it to all participants for you to print and keep..
About the tutor
Sheila Moylan has a B.A. (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture and Psychology from UEL where she focused on body casting and self portraiture graduating in 1995. She has worked creatively with young people for most of her career mainly in schools at one point running an alternative programme to GCSE in Richmond making art the main subject. Since 2015 has worked within Ealing running art classes for adults with learning difficulties for local charity Artification and for the last year has successfully run Life Drawing classes at OPEN Ealing including piloting a Life Drawing for Beginners and Sculpture for Beginners class and childrens classes. Her approach is inclusive supportive and encouraging to even absolute beginners.
She has exhibited her work at Slaughterhouse Gallery Smithfield, Orleans House Gallery Richmond and more recently the W3 Gallery in Acton, but mainly works on commission.
She is also a musician, harpist and singer performing at small venues in and around London.