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Drawing the Face & Figure: Portrait Practice (FLEX class)

Practice drawing the human face from different angles, and with different hair styles!
Kristy Mankin
958 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 64 learners
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu Sep 1

Sep 1 - Sep 30 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Oct 3

Oct 3 - Oct 31 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Nov 28

Nov 28 - Dec 23 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

We will practice drawing proportionate human faces in a variety of angles, adding hair, other features, and shading.  Our goal is to become more familiar with human face proportions, and more comfortable applying them to our drawings. 
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 2. Pencil & pencil sharpener (Any no. 2 pencil will work, although students are welcome to use artist-grade pencils if they wish; recommended brands include Ticonderoga or General.) 3. Block eraser (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.
Students have the option of posting images of their drawings for the teacher to assess and provide comments and suggestions. 
No live meetings, 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 and face 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!
958 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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