Portrait Drawing for Beginners


Learn how to draw realistic Portraits in 3 days!

Are you up for a creative challenge this Christmas? This 3-day workshop in Portraiture will take you on a learning journey… Exploring one of the most taunted and yet beautiful aspects in human anatomy and everyday life – the Portrait! Starting from basic head anatomy, facial features and proportions and sketching techniques all the way to mastering a portrait in graphite and chalk pastels from a live model in just 3 days!

This course is aimed at breaking your boundaries and challenging you in small but incremental steps. Divided into 3 session-stages it is very easy for beginners to follow yet sophisticated enough for more advanced students.

Upcoming commencement date: December 2022 (27th, 29th & 30th Dec)

Times: 6:00PM-9:00PM  |  Duration: 9 hrs

Fee: 165 euros *inclusive of model

Levels: Open for all levels

Application Deadline: All enrolments are to be confirmed by not later than 5th December. A 15 euro late admission applies on last minute applications (subject to available places)

Enrollments made before 20th November 2022 benefit from a 10 euro Early Enrollment Discount! Use coupon code: EarlyChristmasEnrollment22

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Course Description

Course Content

During this 3 part workshop you will learn how to successfully approach the sophisticated subject of portraiture, in small and incremental steps:

Session 1: Learn the basics of Portrait Anatomy, facial features and proportions 

  • Facial proportions, shading, texture and line quality

Session 2: Drawing from Live model in graphite

  • Understanding Geometric Shapes, Light and Shadows, Depth, and Tone

Session 3: Drawing from Live model in Charcoals and Chalks

  • Features, Edge work, Composition, Finishing touchups


During all sessions you will be led by professional artist Kelsey May Connor,  complimented with live artist demonstrations and behind-the-shoulder personal feedback at every stage of your journey!

By end of this workshop you will build enough confidence to keep you training art even after this workshop ends and challenging yourself for the better!

Big Scale easels will be provided.

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Skill Level: Open for All Levels


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Kelsey May Connor - Tutor Profile | AK Malta

Kelsey, is a professional fine artist from Senglea. She has been studying art form a very young age under many local and international artists.

After achieving her Honours in Fine Arts she continued to devote most of her time

What our students are saying

It was an amazing workshop! looking forward to the next 🙂

Sephora BaldacchinoStudent; Attended the Golden Proportions MasterClass

Very Well Done. Top is the best word i can find. Something special.

Aaron LuAfter attending the Golden Proportions

Nice environment, smiling people, valuable teaching. Lovely!!

Roberto PrestigiacomoClassical Realism student | 28/03/2019

Great classes. Just what i needed to progress.

Eric GerardiClassical Realism student

For those art lovers out there, Art Classes provides the right environment where you can indulge in learning about real art. If you’re hooked on classical and fine art, this is the place to be.

Paul FarrugiaAfter attending the Classical Realism Introductory course and the Life Portrait Painting specialization course

Great tutors, would recommend to anyone that wants to develop their drawing and painting skills or just spend some time doing what they enjoy.

Alison RogersAfter attending the Classical Realism and Big Scale Anatomy courses

Its a very interesting seminar, and the way it was explained the Golden Ratio it looks very simple and very important.

Charles ZammitAfter attending the Golden Ratio course with Stefan Priehyba

My daughter really loves attending her lessons with ms Kelsey. I also attended 2 adult courses one with Kelsey and with Stefan.Great tutors I am very happy and thankful for offering us with such great courses!

Carmen AgiusAfter attending the Beginner Art programme

Kelsey May Connor was an Excellent Teacher....Highly Recommend !!.

Sandrina EnglandClassical Realism student

Amazing seminar and workshop on the Golden Ratio with Stefan Priehyba. Well done to the team for your professionalism. It was highly enlightening and i thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to more.

Sonia BorgAfter attending the Golden Proportions

Thoroughly recommend ACM. You don't have to be brilliant in art to join, you will learn techniques that will give you skills.
lovely studio, relaxing music, very lovely and talented tutor. Very therapeutic, and satisfying !

Anna Maria O'ConnellAfter attending the Beginner Drawing and Painting program

Art Classes Malta is a very good and professional school in Malta. I loved the courses of Painting and Classical Realism. The tutors were amazing and the level and depth of these courses is unparalleled locally. I have enrolled for another course in Interior Design.. looking forward for this new experience as well!

Eman BusuttilAfter attending the Beginner Art programme and Classical Realism course

I attended the drawing course for beginners. I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested.

George GrechStudent- Attended the Beginner program and Classical Realism program

Thanks a lot, I'm very grateful for attending your workshps Štefan Priehyba Camilleri, was a great experience and very interesting. You really have a good way of explaining and delivering such knowledge. And also a big thanks to Kelsey and Andrei of Art Classes Malta too for making it happen. 🙂

Raisa BusuttilAfter attending the Golden Proportions course

I am truly enjoying coming to the course , I adore your work ! 😍Thank you for the experience you share with us!. Many thanks 😘

Gina Laura SalibaParent and Student; Attended the Watercolour Beginner's course

Loved every second going to these lessons. Its hard to find such intelligent and skilled teachers here in Malta! Please keep organizing more courses for us adults.

Raymond BorgAfter attending the Beginner Art programme and Big Scale Anatomy course

Thank you AKartistry for the professional organisation. The topic was inspiring and truly interesting, we had a pleasant time.

Gabriella MalliaAfter attending the Golden Proportions

I never drew anything in my life, but after some lessons, I drew still life and faces. Also you learn how to look at things like never before Thanks only goes to Kelsey.

Charles DemanueleStudent; Attended the Beginner Program

Thank you 😊 Great opportunity. Loved every moment. 💚Ready for more😊😊 hope to work with you all very soon. Xxx

Stephanie CalascioneAfter attending the Golden Proportions

Very nice atmosphere and very informative

Ray YoungStudent; Attended the Beignner's Watercolour course

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