Introduction to Portrait Drawing with Coloured Pencils

October 20, 2020

$210 (190 for CVAC members)


In this five-session online workshop hosted by talented artist Jeannette Sirois, students will be introduced to the keys of effectively using coloured pencils when drawing portraits. This class requires no previous skill level with coloured pencils or portrait drawings. A weekly critique session will be available to all students through zoom with the instructor, as well as in-class or video feedback on students’ projects ongoing throughout the full length of the workshop.

While looking at materials, papers, blenders and other tools we’ll explore colour choices for various skin tones, under colours, and how to choose your colours effectively. Along the way we’ll discuss layering, working with your paper for various portrait areas, and key techniques and methods to attain successful drawing results. We will break the face down into manageable sections and discuss each in their own way, while also looking at shading, skin details and composition.

Jeanette Sirois is a full time practicing artist with over 26 years teaching both adults and youth. She has taught visual arts to middle/high school students for 16 years in BC and holds a valid BCTF professional teaching certification. She has a Diploma in Interior Design, with over 10 years as a professional designer and CAD technician and designed and built her own home.

See more of Janette’s work here:

Special Instructions

Online class taught through Zoom.

Will run weekly, on every Tuesday, 7-9 pm starting Oct 20 - Nov 17

Registration Details

Must register on the CVAC website. link below!!event-register/2020/10/20/introduction-to-portrait-drawing-with-coloured-pencil

Suppy List

(choice of one of the following paper pads, no larger than 9 x 12)
Stonehenge, Strathmore Mixed Media, Strathmore vellum Bristol.
White eraser, HB graphite pencil, kneaded eraser.
Coloured pencils:  Faber Castell Polychromos colour pencils (or any equivalent colours): Dark Sepia 175, ivory 105, light magenta 119, dark flesh 130, crimson 226, caput mortum 169, burnt carmine 193, may green 170, medium flesh 131, light flesh 132, cinnamon 189, bistre 180, nougat 178, burnt umber 280
Prismacolor colourless blender, black and white

October 20, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$210 (190 for CVAC members)