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Beginners Caricature Class: Draw Yourself!

In this 55-minute class, students will learn to draw themselves in a caricature/cartoon style
Penny's Colorful Life
66 total reviews for this teacher
11 reviews for this class
Completed by 42 learners
55 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue Aug 9

Meet once (1 day)
9pm - 9:55pm

Wed Aug 10

Meet once (1 day)
4pm - 4:55pm
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Class Experience

We will begin with the basics of constructing a face with pencil, learning where the features typically go on the face and setting up guidelines before beginning to pencil in features. I will demonstrate some ways to exaggerate features such as the eyes, ears, nose, chin, lips, etc. and the student will decide which feature of their own to exaggerate and begin to create a sketch in pencil.

Once the pencil sketch is drawn, we will look at how to use our markers to create the lines we want, whether thinner lines, (for teeth, irises/eyes), or thicker lines as well as blocks of solid black for shadows.

White Paper (cheap copy paper is my favorite on which to practice and learn) Pencil Eraser Black & Gray markers -I use the Crayola Broad Line as the tip works well for fine lines and I use the side angle to create slightly darker areas. The Target off-brand works equally well for about 1/2 the cost. I use the black for the primary caricature, and will use grey at the very end, to show how to use shadowing for a caricature that has more "depth".
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Penny's Colorful LifeCome learn, create, let loose and explore the world with me!
66 total reviews
119 completed classes

About Me

I have an education degree and many years of experience teaching and creating art, from fine art to crafty projects, from artful home projects to designing and painting theatre sets for plays and musicals on the stage.

I love to teach children... 
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