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Intro to Drawing Portraits

Photo: Person drawing a portrait

CCOM 1404

Learn how to draw realistic portraits in this 1-day “Intro to Drawing Portraits” workshop. Designed for beginners, you’ll explore concepts in measuring proportions, shadow and highlight placement, as well as basic pencil shading techniques. You will also develop the observational skills necessary to render the subtle tones and textures of a finished work, as you recreate a portrait of your choice.


  • Sketch book (11”x14”)
  • White vinyl Eraser
  • Pencils: 2H, HB, 2B
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Ruler (with cm’s)
  • A black and white full page print out of a face you would like to draw.

Note: Materials available at Endeavors, Michaels, etc.

Course details

Dates: Saturday, May 4, 2019 (1 class)
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Lunch break from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.)
Location: UNB Fredericton campus (campus map)
9 Bailey Drive, Memorial Hall, Room 26
Course fee: $69 (+ HST)
Instructor: Shannon Lynn

Register for May 4, 2019

About the instructor

Shannon Lynn is a visual artist born and raised on the East Coast of Canada. She currently lives in Fredericton, where she is works from her home studio as a full time artist. Shannon previously lived in Moncton, where she worked as Director of Marketing and Visual Arts Instructor at McKenzie College, and as an independent commission artist. Her work includes a variety of murals throughout New Brunswick, and numerous privately commissioned works throughout the country. Shannon is proficient with many mediums including acrylic, watercolour and oil paint. She continues to explore new mediums and subject matter, researching fresh themes and techniques, and incorporating original ideas into her artistic practice.

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