Portrait Drawing Sessions (Ended)

Where: Heritage Elementary School

When: Mon-Thurs, June 11-14, 2018. 2:00-4:00pm (pay per session, or get 10% off if you register for all 4)

Supplies: Included in class fee (pencils and/or charcoal)

Art Instructor: Noel Newquist (Mr. New)

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Portrait Drawing Learning Targets

The purpose of the Portrait Drawing sessions is to learn the proportions of human faces, the methods of constructing a portrait, and when it’s appropriate to make changes to those proportions and methods. Each session will focus on a specific skill set and desired outcome, ranging from realistic to fantastic. These classes are OPEN TO ALL AGES. You’re never to young or old to start learning about art.

Session Offerings

The cost of each session is $25 for a two-hour class. Register for all four sessions, and get 10% off!

Session 1 – Self Portraits from Mirrors
Learn how to use the skull as a foundation on which to construct a human face. Use a mirror to draw yourself. Pencils and shading.
Monday, June 11th, 2:00-4:00pm

Session 2 – Famous Faces from Photos
Learn how to use the grid method to copy a photograph of a famous figure. Photos will be provided, or you can bring your own. Pencils and/or charcoal.
Tuesday, June 12th, 2:00-4:00pm

Session 3 – Funny Faces – Editing Proportions
Learn when it’s appropriate to change the proportions of a face, and how to do it effectively. Pencils and/or charcoal.
Wednesday, June 13th, 2:00-4:00pm

Session 4 – Active Figure Drawing
Learn how to construct the entire figure from head to toe, in an active pose. Be imaginative in deciding what kind of character you create. Pencils and/or charcoal
Thursday, June 14th, 2:00-4:00pm

Showcase from Last Year’s Portrait Drawing Camp


Newquii Studios will provide all of the necessary supplies, to include pencils, charcoals, erasers, papers, etc. As references, students in the Portrait Drawing courses will use mirrors, photographs, and imagination. If you wish, you may also choose to bring your own supplies and/or photographs in addition to those provided.

Class Size

A maximum of 20 students will be allowed per session. If that threshold is met, we will consider offering the same classes again later in the summer.


Heritage Elementary School
11775 County Line Road
Madison, AL 35758

Art Instructor

The Portrait Drawing sessions will be taught by local elementary school art teacher: Noel Newquist, known as Mr. New by students across Madison. As an art teacher for Madison City’s elementary schools, Mr. New has 10 years of experience working with every level of art student, from beginners to national award-winners. To enjoy free lessons from Mr. New, check out Mr. New’s Art Class on YouTube. To see some of Mr. New’s artwork, check out the Original Artwork section of our shop.

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