Summer Programs

Portrait Drawing

Course Description

People all over the world have been drawing the human figure since the beginning of time. What is more compelling than recreating life on the page? What makes a face look realistic, believable, and accurate? What kinds of stories can you tell about a person through drawing their portrait? In this one-week Portrait Drawing Intensive, students will learn the skills required to draw a convincing and life-like portrait. Using photographs of models provided by the instructor, students will learn to draw faces by studying light, shadow, facial features, and proportion. Students will use graphite, colored pencils, charcoal, and colored pastel. This course is suitable for beginners as well as advanced drawing students.
Please note that parents are invited to take this course, but students are allowed to enroll independently as well. All levels of experience are welcome.
Should you have any questions about the course, please reach out to Mrs. Holmberg at

Meet Mrs. Holmberg!

Mrs. Holmberg is a Middle and Upper School Visual Art teacher at Sierra Canyon. She received her MFA in Painting from UCLA in 2008. She has taught drawing at CalState Fullerton, Wesleyan University and the Brentwood Art Center in Santa Monica.

Dates & Cost

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  • Portrait Drawing: $400 per Student/$650 for Student & Parent

    • August 1 - August 5
    • 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • Grades 9-12 and Parents
      (All levels of drawing experience welcome!)
    There is course has a limit of 12 students.
Lower School: 11052 Independence Avenue
Middle and Upper School: 20801 Rinaldi Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311  | 818.882.8121
Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located in Chatsworth, California. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles area and the world at large. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture and a family-like environment.