dot-art: Portrait Drawing

dot-art: Portrait Drawing

dot-art: Portrait Drawing

Venue: dot-art Gallery
Date(s): 1.2.21
Time(s): 18:30

Learn the fundamentals of drawing characterful portraits capturing a true likeness, in this 10 part course led by tutor Katherine Dereli.

Starting from the basics, you will learn from a variety of exercises and tuition the essential techniques used to create beautiful portraits using pencil.

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***To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660***

Please note that all courses in our 2021 Winter Programme will be going ahead. If for any reason our venues have to close due to restrictions, our courses will be going ahead online which means no course cancellations. Book with confidence and start the new year off in a positive mindful and creative way.

*Courses starting during the current national lockdown will begin online and will continue in person once the restrictions are lifted.*

Mondays from February 1st 2021, 6:30-8:30pm

£160 for 10 part course


Starting from the basics, your tutor will provide exercises and tuition to help you improve your portrait drawing or help you get to grips with the basics. This course is suitable for beginners, or for more experienced portrait sketchers looking to polish up their skills.

The 10 part course will cover a range of topics:

Materials & introduction to line drawing, tonal drawing, anatomy and structure, the face from different angles, portrait from life, character, lighting and shading.

Tutor: Kathy Dereli

Kathy is trained in traditional techniques in drawing and sculpture which she uses to create well-crafted artworks with a modern sensibility. She has lead classes and demonstrations in both disciplines for several years. Kathy has also run Portrait Drawing for many years as well as Sketching in the Tunnels.


Winter Programme 2021, Monday evenings 6:30-8:30pm

February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

March 1st, 8th, 15th, 24th, 29th

April 5th


Leaf on Bold Street

65-67 Bold St


L1 4EZ


£160 for the 10 part course (full course must be booked in advance)


You will receive a list of essential materials 2-3 weeks before the course, if you want this list earlier please contact

The essential materials will include pencils (H, HB, B as a starting point), A3 paper pad (cartridge paper or rag paper is best) a rubber and sharpener.


There are a maximum of 15 places available on the course, so early booking is essential. To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.

We have introduced a range of safety measures to keep everyone as safe and comfortable as possible. We ask everyone to please respect social distancing guidelines, all staff will be keeping their distance too.

Regular cleaning and santizing measures will be in place.

Face coverings must be worn at all times.

Accessible toilets are available.

Cancellations / Refunds

Once you have made your course booking you are committed to it. This is because our courses have very small student numbers, and often sell-out and are unavailable to others. Therefore any cancellations may result in a place not being filled, or a course not being able to run.

Cancellations are permitted up to 30 days before the start of a course, and a full refund will be issued. Refunds will not be made for cancellations less than 30 days before the start of a course. If you are unable to attend due to illness, personal or professional commitments you do not have the right to a refund.

If you wish to cancel your place on a course that has not yet started and you have a friend or colleague who can take your place we can accommodate this substitution.

dot-art may use your details to contact you about forthcoming events, classes or developments that may be of interest.