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Drawing the Face & Figure- Introduction to Proportion & Gesture

Learn to sketch people: draw the human face, and proportionate bodies in still and action poses!
Kristy Mankin
959 total reviews for this teacher
30 reviews for this class
Completed by 120 learners
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue Sep 6

Sep 6 - Sep 27 (4 weeks)
6pm - 6:55pm

Wed Oct 5

Oct 5 - Oct 26 (4 weeks)
6pm - 6:55pm
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Class Experience

We will practice drawing proportionate human figures in still and action poses, adding clothing, shading, and backgrounds. 
Figure drawing is my favorite art discipline!  I have years of experience creating my own drawings and sculptures, using the human form as inspiration, and I always brought my enjoyment and expertise to my students when we created figurative artworks.  I have taught figure drawing to elementary, junior high, and high school age students for over a decade, and look forward to meeting more young artists who want to learn this skill!
Students will experience the most growth if techniques are practiced daily.  
 1 file available upon enrollment
Students will need: 1. Sketchbook or blank paper ~$10. (Available on Amazon, art supply websites such as or School Specialty, any arts & crafts store, or-- white printer paper is also fine!) 2. Pencil & pencil sharpener ~$3. (Any no. 2 pencil will work; recommended artist brand pencils include Ticonderoga or General.) 3. Block eraser ~$2. (I prefer white block erasers such as Pentel or Staedtler, but any art eraser is fine.)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Lesson demonstrations will pause periodically so that students have time to show their work and receive feedback or redirection if desired. 
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
We will be using photographs of people as references.  Photographs will depict a diverse range of body types, and respect for all models will be expected. There will be no nudity, however some figures may be clothed in leotards, gym shorts, or similar.  Please feel free to address concerns with me beforehand, and I will take your student's needs into consideration.  


Kristy Mankin
Lives in the United States
Art for Everyone!
959 total reviews
595 completed classes

About Me


My name is Kristy, and I am a longtime artist and art educator.  I live on the outskirts of town with my husband, puppy, and cat.  Before I joined Outschool, I taught full time in public school.  I loved my students, and I had so much fun... 
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