Adult Art Course


Life Drawing: A Portrait Workshop

    Sundays, 10 – 31 March 2019

In this four-week course, artist and educator Anna Edwards will provide a series of life-drawing lessons rooted in the classical approach, using dry media such as pencils and charcoal to create portraits from a live model. Focusing on what creates a likeness in a portrait and how to achieve it, participants will learn about the proportions of a human face; explore how to create illusions of volume and depth; experiment with creating focal points using contrast and edges; and learn techniques for tackling challenging elements such as the nose and eyes. Each of these lessons will contribute to an increased understanding of how to capture and convey character, mood and likeness through drawing.

This course is suitable for all levels of experience. All materials will be provided.

Registration closed.

  • Ages 18+
  • $170 ($200 for non-members) + HST

Instructor Bio

Anna Edwards is a professional portrait artist specializing in oil painting. She is also an experienced art educator, regularly developing and teaching courses on oil painting, life drawing and watercolour painting, including previous workshops for Oakville Galleries. She is the translator of two highly acclaimed books for artists from Russian to English: "Fundamentals of Drawing" and "Fundamentals of Painting," both by V.A. Mogilevtsev. Anna lives and works in Oakville.



Sundays, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm (4 weeks)


Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens
1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville

Cancellation policy

Cancellations with a refund must be applied for at least 7 days before your program begins. Refunds are subject to a $25 administrative fee. There are no refunds for cancellations requested less than 7 days before the program begins.

Missed classes

In the event that a participant is unable to attend a scheduled class during the program, make-up dates, refunds or credits will not be provided.