I came to meet Paul about creative writing initially and was welcomed into this great little studio by the river.  I’d been looking for someone who could teach me some basic drawing techniques. My last experience of being taught drawing was at school, some twenty five years ago, so i was quite nervous. Paul’s genuine nature, experience and passion for drawing helped me get past my blocks. I came away with lots of new ideas of how to draw, as well as seeing what is unique to how i personally create which felt a really important learning to me.

Dawn Woodmansey


Can I just say how enjoyable this class was. We never stopped laughing from start to finish. My drawing talents were strictly Loweryesque as in matchstick men and matchstick cats and dogs! Well now, with Paul’s teaching of portrait techniques I did produce a passable picture.

Give it a go you’ve nothing to lose and new skills to gain.

Alison Bowmaster


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Your face is fascinating! As if you didn’t know.

No matter what level you feel you’re at, studying and becoming proficient at drawing portraits can become a lifelong and fascinating activity. Let me teach you some of the basic fundamentals of how to look and put down on paper what is before you.

These 3 hour lessons every Saturday will take you through the basics of how to draw a human head and face. These are similar in format to my Group Portrait Drawing Workshops but go deeper into the different aspects of the face and can be booked by an individual rather than a group. There’s no requirement to attend every session. We will be covering and recapping the basics each week, introducing a different element over each subsequent week.

  1. Measuring and Construction
  2. Form, Volume & Shading
  3. Features: Eyes
  4. Features: Nose
  5. Features: Mouth
  6. Features: Ears
  7. Features: The Final Portrait

Ending with a weekend exhibition of selected Portraits (for those who wish to) in the PAD STUDIOS Gallery, for attendees of any of the lessons.

Dates: Dec 1st, Dec 8th, Dec 15th, Jan 12th, Jan 19th.

Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm

Price: £20 per session.


Wish to learn to draw portraits in a one to one situation? Book a private 90 minute session in my Studio in Hull’s Old Town.

Price: £35.00 per session.

(BOOKABLE MON-FRIDAY: 12.00-9.00pm).

Click the link below to buy your private lessons (we will then agree a mutually convenient date in the calendar).

For more details: Call me on 07736 199368

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