People Portraits with Coloured Pencil
Tutor: Jonathan NeweyCourse Code: 0320-04


This is a two day course that will show you how to achieve the texture, colour and character of people using coloured pencils (crayons). Using photos supplied and after tracing down the outline you will be shown how to shade and colour mix with the pencils, how to blend, texture and burnish the colour.


Skills and techniques learnt will include overlaying colours, shading in a particular direction, creating form with light and dark, how to draw hair and how to work on white and brown paper. By the end of the weekend you will have produced two drawings.

This is an ideal course to learn how to draw people portraits with coloured pencil. Each exercise will be demonstrated by the tutor step by step and the course will be run in a friendly, non pressured environment where the tutor will be on hand to encourage and inspire. Ideal for beginners and people with some knowledge of the medium. This course is an ideal stepping stone to other courses run by Missenden School of Creative Arts where you could develop your drawing skills further.

Please bring with you

One A4 white cartridge paper pad or a couple of sheets. If bringing sheets then you will need a small board to tape it to
One medium size starter pack of artists quality coloured pencils (Derwent, Faber Castel, Caran Dache, Lyra or WH Smith)
Some pencils can be bought individually so extra colours could include light and dark browns
If you have watercolour pencils then these can also be used dry
Pencil sharpener, 2B/4B pencil, eraser

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

Brown paper, £1 per sheet.


Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Jonathan Newey

Jonathan Newey

Jonathan is an award-winning artist with over 20 years of experience in teaching drawing and painting. He specialises in watercolour and coloured pencil drawing.

18th to 19th Jan 2020
Saturday to Sunday


9.30amCoffee on arrival
9.45amWelcome and tutor introductions for all
10am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all - residents may check in
2-5.30pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
From 7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all
2-5pmLast teaching session

"Thank you.  Learnt more than anticipated thanks to Jonathan's skill, patience and experience." (Summer School 2019)

"Altogether excellent! Lovely place, tutor superb, hope to come again." (Summer School 2019)

"Excellent tutor." (May 2019)