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Anyone can learn to draw a good likeness
with Kate Meyer's pencil portrait technique
Short course on portrait drawing at the Community Arts Center

Step-by-step detailed instructions: How to draw portraits from a photograph
  Learn to draw portraits! In this drawing course, professional artist Kate Meyer will guide you through a step-by-step tutorial that illustrates a classical approach, the grid system, for drawing a life-like portrait with pencil.
Start your amazing journey to portrait
drawing in this three-hour class.

  All you'll need is to find a photograph of whoever you want to draw. Everything else will be provided.

Tips on choosing a photo to draw from:
  • Be sure the face is clearly visible.
  • A close-up shot works the best. The most detailed, the better.
  • The larger the face on the photo, the easier it will be to draw.
  • Please be sure the photo is sharp; blurry images are difficult to work with.
  • The photo must be printed; digital images will not work in this class.
  • Contact me if you need help with your photo.
Materials provided:
  • Black Warrior HB2 sketching pencil
  • One kneadable eraser
  • Archive-quality acid-free 9x12-inch sketching paper
  • Practice paper
  • Blending tissue
  • The step-by-step grid method handout sheets
These will be available for class use:
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Holding tape
  • Ruler

Your instructor
Kate Meyer
Co-owner, Cape Fear Publishers

Kate Meyer at work
in her home studio.
She will show how
to make a good likeness
with pencil and paper
using a photograph
as a model.


A portrait by Kate, based on a photograph of the actor Johnny Depp You can draw! This class is appropriate
for beginning and intermediate students.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Community Arts Center
Hannah Block Historic USO / Community Arts Center
120 S. Second St. ~ Wilmington, NC

in advance
at the door
  Fee includes three hours of
instruction and all materials

(A place in the class isn't guaranteed
unless paid in advance.)

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