Online Self Portrait Drawing Workshop with Marco Corsini

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Ages: This course is designed for adults (suitable for age 14 +)

  • Date: Saturday, 16-October, 2021
  • Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Location: Online, via Zoom
  • Course fee: $75 inc. GST
  • Class limit: 10 people

The course will be taught by artist, teacher and MAC founder, Marco Corsini. Students will be introduced to the process of drawing a self-portrait with a focus upon structure and form. Participants will need to have access to a mirror, or to a screen or print image of a face (preferably around A3 size), to enable then to draw their self-portrait.

Marco will use also be using plaster busts to demonstrate a structural approach to drawing the face. He will also discuss how we perceive form or shape and how to describe it.

Marco Corsini, self portrait, 2020

Marco will provide one on one feedback while participants are working.

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

  • Drawing fundamentals
  • Structure of the head and face
  • Understanding form

We welcome complete beginners as well as more experienced drawers who want to revisit the fundamentals of portraiture. Classes will be restricted to about ten places to ensure one-on-one tuition.


Minimum essentials

  • Drawing pad or loose paper, preferably A3 size or larger with a supportive backing
  • Pencils, preferably 2B, or a charcoal pencil
  • Eraser and sharpener
  • A skewer or stick
  • Mirror or image of face (approx. A3 size)

Nice to have, but not essential

  • Wider range of pencils
  • A stick of compressed charcoal 
  • Drawing board and clips
  • Simple, loose drawing paper such as bulky news or cartridge
  • Easel

Enrolment details

Dates: Saturday, 16-October, 2021
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Online, via Zoom
Materials: Please see materials list above
Course fee: $75 inc. GST

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    Student and parent feedback

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

    “The class was perfect and Marco was very diligent!” – Boyco, 2019

    “Marco showed the ability to accommodate all of our needs with kindness and a willingness to spend the time to push through. Marco showed that he is flexible enough to handle anyone with respect.” – Roz, 2018