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Weekend course in portrait drawing

Portrait drawing

Spend a weekend learning the methods and anatomy of classical portrait drawing.

Weekend course in portrait drawing

  • Facts

    Weekend course in portrait drawing


    The course is not accredited with ECTS points

    Duration of the course
    Daily schedule: 09:00 am - 16:00 pm

    May 8-9, 2021

    Fee EU/Non EU Citizens: 1500 DKK (approximately 200 EUR)

    The Animation Workshop, Kasernevej 5, 8800 Viborg, Denmark (The Drawing Academy's class rooms)
  • Structure and content

    Drawing realistic portraits is very complex and takes a lot of practice. But if you know the methods of constructing the head, face and features, you can easily practice on your own, either drawing yourself in front of the mirror or drawing friends and relatives. The approach taken in this course is inspired by the renaissance masters, and the teacher will show you the methods of portrait drawing taught on The Drawing Academy and help you understand the relevant anatomy. In this course, you will spend most of the time on portrait drawing exercises, but there will also be class instructions and individual feedback.

    This course is open for beginners as well as students with a solid experience in drawing, who are interested in improving their skills in portrait drawing. The teacher will give individual feedback according each student’s skills.

  • How to apply

    Click the link and follow the instructions on the VIA website. If there are problems with the payment, it may help to try in another browser.

    When the course is paid, your seat is reserved since it follows the first-come-first-serve principle.

    If the course is full and you want to be registered on the waiting list, please email Maria Skov Pedersen on

    The Animation Workshop/VIA University College (TAW) reserves the right to cancel the course should there not be enough participants or should the restrictions due to COVID-19 make it too difficult to run a physical course.

  • Teacher

    Maja Vendelbo teacher at The Drawing Academy

    Maja Meisner Vendelbo

    Teacher, The Drawing Academy

    T: +45 28 15 46 52


    Maja Meisner Vendelbo is Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) from I. Repin St. Petersburg State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Maja has taught at The Drawing Academy since 2015. Parallel to teaching, she has a career as a fine artist.

  • Practical information

    Practical information about the course.

    The course fee of 210 EUR (1500 DKK) includes model salary, standard materials (pencil, paper, charcoal), tea, and coffee. If you wish to use other materials, you are of course very welcome to bring these yourself.

    Meals and accommodation have to be arranged by the participants. (There are supermarkets with bakery and meals to-go in walking distance from the school.)


    Accommodation is not included in the fee but Viborg offers several affordable accommodation opportunities. Within walking distance of the school you will find Oasen, Nattely and Klosterpensionen. The latter is located right next to Viborg's old Dome, right in the heart of the city. Other options include Lisely and Danhostel Viborg. You can also take a look at the local tourist agency's list of accommodation.

  • Contact

    Gry Lindebjerg Director of The Drawing Academy and Visuel HF

    Gry Lindebjerg

    Director of The Drawing Academy and Visuel HF

    T: +45 87 55 49 42