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 4 hour lessons every Saturday will take you through the basics of how to draw a human head and face. These are similar to the Midweek Portrait Drawing Sessions but do not have to be booked in blocks.. 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.

The tuition is very one on one and will work with each individual at their own pace.

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

Dates:  July 6th, July 13th, July 20th, July 27th, Aug 3rd. 

Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Price: £20 per session.

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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