Introduction to Drawing the Portrait Short Course with Marta Gola

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Ages: This course is designed for adults
(Students aged 14 -18 who are studying art may be able to attend, please contact us to discuss suitability)


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5 week short course – Sold out! {Postponed due to lockdown}

  • Dates: Wednesdays; 21-Jul, 28-Jul, 4-Aug, TBC, TBC, TBC
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Location: MAC Glenferrie Studio (Level 1, 817B Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn)
  • Cost: $390 inc. GST

The course will be taught by artist and teacher Marta Gola. Students will be introduced to the process of drawing the portrait.

In-class demonstration, Marco Corsini, 2019

This is a technical course and students will be introduced to the following processes of portraiture drawing:

  • Drawing fundamentals
  • Structural approach to drawing the head
  • Understanding the form of the face, eyes, nose, mouth and ears
  • Understanding form and tone

Over the 5 weeks, students will work observationally from:

Week 1 and 2: Photographs and plaster casts
Week 3: Plaster casts
Week 4 & 5: Life model

Marta will demonstrate regularly for students during the course.

We welcome complete beginners as well as more experienced artists who want to revisit the fundamentals of portraiture. If you are interested in portraiture, this course should help get you started.

Classes will be restricted to about nine places to ensure one-on-one tuition


Marta Gola is an artist living and working on the Mornington Peninsula. She has completed a Bachelor of Fine Art Drawing at the Victorian College of the Arts, and currently is primarily working with drawing and mixed media to produce her large scale works. Marta is a member of the Peninsula Studio Trail, opening her studio up to the public throughout the year. As a mother of two young boys, she is passionate about nurturing creativity and well-being through the expression of art.

Marta Gola

Enrolment details

{Postponed during lockdown}
Dates: Wednesdays; 21-Jul, 28-Jul, 4-Aug, TBC, TBC, TBC
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: MAC Glenferrie Studio (Level 1, 817B Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn)
Materials: All included
Course fee: $390 inc. GST


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    Feedback from recent workshops

    “It was a very interesting and engaging day. The content was great, a good balance between theory and practice.” – Kristen, January 2021