How to Draw the Horse's Head

Have you ever wanted to draw a horse's head with understanding and confidence?  Me too, and in this course we explore the horse’s head and its features, working towards making a complete drawing or composition as a final project.

We will combine study with expressive interpretation to test memory and for relaxation and enjoyment. This is an art course and our aim is to create in our own way with increased knowledge and satisfaction. For a general introduction to drawing the horse please see my course "The Art of Drawing Horses".

You can work at your own pace, and return as often as you like to the modules to join me, Diana, and other students as we explore this fascinating and rewarding subject.

(Images - with thanks to the British Museum for the Parthenon Selene head and to the Louvre, Paris for the pen drawing by Pisanello (1395-1455)

What is the price?

The cost of the full course is £38.00 GBP. There is a lot of content included.  Enrolments are closed until the lessons are completed.  I expect to open for enrolling at the end of January.  Meanwhile, please add your name to the list if you wish to receive updates.

Once enrolled, you will receive life-long access to the 10 modules of "How to Draw the Horse’s Head” course, as well as personal feedback from Diana via email or facebook.

I look forward to working with you on this wonderful subject!

What is included?

  • 9 TEACHING MODULES   with text, examples and videos
  • DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS AND DIAGRAMS for each teaching module
  • LIFE TIME ACCESS to the material on mobile devices and computer
  • ACCESS TO PRIVATE COURSE FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE, for feedback and discussion 
  • A SHARED GALLERY SECTION WITH A DISPLAY OF COURSE WORK IN EACH MODULE (displayed anonymously and updated regularly by facilitator Diana Hand)



You do not need to have any prior experience of art, and the most important thing is to have a passion for drawing the horse, or even just a love of drawing. Passion and curiosity will guide you towards your own way of making art. If you are already an experienced artist, you will gain new insights from the course.


For this course you will require inexpensive and readily available drawing materials such as pencils, willow charcoal, an eraser, and a sketchpad. More detailed information is given in Lesson 1.  You are welcome to use your own favourite materials. 


There are 9 drawing modules and one art history module.  Each module can be completed in a minimum of about two hours, or more if you have the time. I would recommend taking time to allow your work to develop and to work at your own pace. If you would like to submit your drawings to the group facebook page (optional) to share and discuss, then that choice is available to you. I do hope that you will join me on this journey!


TESTIMONIALS from "How to Draw Horses"

  • "A very good course - it has made think a lot and I have been inspired to create a large mural, starting with stencils of four horses and taking it from there, using chalk paint and acrylic paint (note from Diana - this is a beautiful work) Thank you.

    — S.C. Scotland
  • “The course is so enjoyable with no pressure on time or results. Diana is professional and her enthusiasm and passion for what she does is infectious. With practice, anyone can learn to draw horses with her help and guidance.” This course has helped me so much, so thank you, Diana."

    — - A.D. U.K.
  • "I have just been taking part in Diana’s course The Art of Drawing Horses and have found it totally inspirational and thoroughly enjoyable. It has really helped me overcome my fear of drawing anything let alone horses!

    — J.F. France
  • "I have enjoyed the course very much indeed, and hope I can find some actual horses to paint. I was surprised by how easy it was to follow these lessons. I especially liked the demonstration videos, it is always better to see the actual drawing done.

    — M.S. Scotland

Table of Contents

1. Welcome and introduction
2. Proportions of the head
3. The essential bone structure
4. The horse's eye
5. The horse's ears
6. Nose and muzzle
7. Muscling up
8. Skin and hair
9. Lessons from the masters
10. Your final project
Gallery of your work
Acknowledgements and bibliography

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Well, I would be sad. But if you're really unhappy with the course, just email me within 10 days to get a full refund.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at