Drawing and Shading Charcoal Portrait Lesson


Product Description

Ready to add some artistic flair to your middle and high school art classes? Check out this charcoal portrait lesson – the ultimate adventure into the world of drawing awesome faces with charcoal!


If you’re tired of hearing the same questions like, “What’s next?” or “How do I do this?” – buckle up for a journey into the world of drawing portraits with style!


This lesson is designed to make charcoal portrait drawing not just easy but super fun for both middle and high schoolers. Say goodbye to dull lessons and get ready to fuel your students’ creative spark and curiosity.


With a step-by-step guide in hand, this charcoal portrait lesson is your trusty companion in leading students through the exciting process of creating a charcoal portrait. Imagine having an art ally, allowing you to focus on the fun part – nurturing your students’ artistic skills!




✅ 17 Reference Images for Charcoal Portraits (Both Gridded and Non-Gridded)

✅ Clear Criteria for Charcoal Portrait Brilliance

28 Slideshows, Both View-Only and Editable

3 min Video Demonstration on the Art of Creating Charcoal Portraits

✅ Step-by-step Teachers Instructions PDF



This Resource Package is a TIME-SAVING GAME CHANGER ⏰

❤️ The materials are all organized in one place to use year after year.

❤️ Materials students can refer back to when the teacher is busy or unavailable

❤️ Clear step-by-step instructions explain how to complete the charcoal portrait lesson with lots of visual examples are easy to use.

❤️ TIME-SAVING video demonstrations are great for when students are absent and need a review.

❤️ Great for multiple ability levels and builds student confidence in art


Don’t just take my word for it – art teachers everywhere are raving about Inside Out Art Teacher’s art lessons! Here’s what they have to say:


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This resource was so organized, clear, and extremely helpful.  I will use this over and over again for sure.  The format of the slideshow with linked videos and worksheets flowed so well and my students knew exactly what was expected of them. I’ve been doing self-portraits with students for many years and this was by far the most successful year I’ve ever had. Each step was broken down so clearly and students felt successful from the beginning.

We took our time at each step and every student produced beautiful work.  I used this with my Art 2 students during hybrid teaching.  I felt so organized and prepared during the project.  It was excellent for in-class and at-home students.   Thank you for creating such a well thought out resource.” – Art Teacher, Leslie M.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This was an excellent bundle to teach about portraiture.  Saved me many hours of prep work.” – Art Teacher, Margaret J.



See the Project Unfold

YouTube video




❓ What level of ability is this charcoal portrait lesson suitable for?

This visual art lesson can be used with beginner or advanced artists. The designs can be kept simple or more complex.  You can modify the design to match your students’ needs

❓ Can this charcoal portrait lesson be used virtually and in the classroom?

Yes, this visual art lesson is compatible with a variety of instructional methods. You can seamlessly incorporate the lesson materials into your classroom setup whether you use interactive whiteboards, projectors, or personal devices.

Enjoy the freedom to choose the best approach for you and your students. The lesson materials are easily accessible on your preferred device, making integrating them into your virtual or in-classroom teaching practice effortless.

❓ What materials will my students need to complete this project?

This cost-effective project only requires:

✅ White Paper 10 x 12

✅ Pencil

✅ Charcoal Pencil

✅ Ruler

✅ Eraser

✅ Tissue



Looking for a quick and easy solution to enhance your art lessons?

Need a comprehensive charcoal drawing lesson bundle that caters to both beginners and advanced artists? Look no further! My Charcoal Portrait and Facial Features Art Project Bundle is designed to make charcoal drawing accessible, enjoyable, and engaging for everyone.

All of my lessons are designed to save you time and help your students access the tutorials, presentations, videos, or worksheets as easily as possible. You can find more ready-to-go, easy-to-follow, time-saving art lessons in my RESOURCE SHOP.


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Drawing and Shading Charcoal Portrait Lesson

Drawing and Shading Charcoal Portrait Lesson