Visual Arts Centre

Portrait Drawing Workshop with Artist Guidance 肖像写生课

About This Course

Portrait Life Drawing Workshop with Artist Guidance and Art Tips for drawing Portrait!

Experience our Portrait Life Drawing Workshop with Artist Guidance and Art Tips for drawing Portrait!

Always keen to explore portrait drawing but have never done so before? Try Portrait life drawing workshop in Singapore conducted by Visual Arts Centre! This workshop is suitable for all ages and levels of experience. 

Join us for Portrait Life Drawing at Visual Arts Centre Singapore!

> Suitable for beginners to advanced levels

> Guided session, feel free to ask the art instructor any questions and receive tips on your work

> All art materials (drawing materials) are provided

Workshop fee includes all cost – materials, instructor and model fees. No additional charges. There are also refreshments available in the Studio.

Experience life Portrait Drawing and learn the skills and techniques of portrait drawing in this one session guided workshop! With professional demonstration, guidance and instruction by our artist instructor, this life portrait drawing session is suitable for those with experience or the absolute beginner with an interest in portrait drawing! At Visual Arts Centre, we believe in life drawing and sketching and we run the most regular portrait life drawing and nude life drawing sketching workshops in Singapore!

The Portrait Drawing with Artist Guidance Workshop is conducted almost once a month for the whole calendar year and you may choose to attend singular sessions or purchase the 4 sessions Nude Life Drawing / Portrait Life Drawing Course to attend 4 sessions of your choice of either nude life drawing or portrait life drawing class.

Our Dhoby Ghaut Studio (take Exit B from Dhoby Ghaut MRT station, turn left and walk 30 metres)

Our MacPherson Studio (take Exit A from MacPherson MRT station, turn left and walk 20 metres)

Portrait Drawing

Time: 7:30pm to 10:00pm.

Course Fees: $75

*Course fees are NETT PRICED and include the hiring of life models for portraiture, sketching and all art materials. No refunds will be provided for no-shows, however replacements are allowed

This workshop is available for a 4 Sessions package for Nude/Portrait Life Drawing at $280nett, to be used within four months from the attendance of the first class.


The purchase of 4 Workshop Sessions is applied to either Nude/Portrait Life Drawing Workshop. The validity of the workshop sessions is 4 months from the attendance of the first session, and the first session should be attended within a month of purchase of tickets.

Workshop price: $280 nett only (no additional fees)

Choose mediums from pencils, charcoal or watercolour for your portrait drawing! Watercolour medium is provided as an option for those with experience.

We’re offering a SPECIAL four sessions class pass. Join any four sessions of Portrait and/or Nude Life Drawing Workshops at $280 only. Click here to purchase for four sessions.

Regular attendee perfecting contours of his portraiture sketch!
Try portrait sketching yourself with the guidance of an art instructor!

For registration or any enquiries, please contact 6255 0711 / 67332155 or drop us an email at

Our Studios!

Art Studio and Exhibition Gallery at Dhoby Ghaut Green

Address: 10 Penang Road, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore 238469

Exit from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station Exit B and turn left, we are there in 30m!

New studio and gallery open at AZ @Paya Lebar! Sign up today for new class schedule

Address: AZ@Paya Lebar, 140 Paya Lebar Road, #03-04, Singapore 409105

Exit from Macpherson MRT Station Exit A and turn left, we are right across the road, 1 minute walk away!


Saturday: 10.30AM – 12.45PM, 1PM – 3.15PM
Sunday: 10.30AM – 12.45PM

Course Description

Portrait life drawing with artist guidance is our signature workshop for those who enjoy the practise of drawing from life! Experience portrait drawing with life observation from a portrait model, and quickly capture the prominent facial features of a person, find light, shadow, middle tones and learn with tips and guidance from our art instructor during the session.

On selected Thursdays, 7:30pm to 10:00pm at VAC Studio, attend this Portrait life drawing workshop and receive professional guidance from an artist. This workshop is one session and is suitable for anybody with an interest in life portrait drawing and sketching. This is great for even beginners with no previous experience, just to have a go and experience of rendering a portrait with a life view of a model. Those with experience in portrait drawing, painting or drawing may find this workshop helpful and may come regularly to hone the practise of Portrait drawing and sketching. You may feel free to explore on your own with your own style of drawing as well, and ask the teacher any questions on your work! By the end of the session, you’ll have completed your own Portrait drawing work and acquire an understanding of portraiture through practise and experience. Portrait life drawing is especially helpful to those who want to learn or begin their portrait oil painting practise.

So join us in this workshop! Take this opportunity to try portrait drawing and sketching if you have always wanted to put your skills to the test! And bring home your completed portrait drawing works.



7:15pm – 7:30 pm: Registration, preparation of materials (sketch paper, pencils, charcoal, erasers are provided)* Please reach by 7:30pm as the session begins at 7:30pm.

7:30pm – 10pm: Portrait Drawing session (short 3 minutes break every 20-25 minutes)

Through life observation of the model – capture various tones, shades, shadows, angles, and skin textures of the model with your own interpretation in this portrait drawing session. The session starts with a brief introduction of proportion and basic anatomy of the skull and facial features, followed by more refined methods of observation and sketching as well as guidance from a professional artist. For those who require more assistance, fret not, you will receive instruction and tips to improve your work, which would be really helpful if you are looking to upgrade your skills and techniques on portrait drawing!

Refreshments of hot and cold water, tea bags, instant coffee and biscuits are complimentary.

Course Fees: $60

*Course fees are NETT PRICED and include the hiring of life models for portraiture, sketching and all art materials. No refunds will be provided for no-shows, however replacements are allowed.

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Schedule & Location

Registration & Fees

1 Session Portrait Drawing Workshop with Artist Guidance 肖像写生课 (Dhoby Ghaut)
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Studio
1 Week
Nude Life Figure Drawing Workshop with Artist Guidance 人体写生
Location Dhoby Ghaut
1 week
4 Session Nude Life/Portrait Drawing Workshop with Artist Guidance 写生4节课 (Dhoby Ghaut)
Location Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Studio
16 Weeks

All sessions are to be completed within the course duration stated.

All sessions are to be completed within the course validity. Further extension of course validity of up to one month only may be provided with proof of overseas travel, hospitalization/medical certificate. This art course allows a one-to-one replacement of participant, please note that any replacement of participant is final and the original participant has fully transferred his/her lesson credits to the appointed replacement.

You will be redirected to the workshop registration page to fill in your enrollment details after you make payment. By clicking “Buy This Package”, you agree with our terms and conditions. Do note that there is no refund for signups.