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

Kristy Mankin
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,080)
Practice drawing the human face from different angles, and with different hair styles! #Creative

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!
Homework Offered
Students will experience the most growth if techniques are practiced daily.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Students have the option of posting images of their drawings for the teacher to assess and provide comments and suggestions.
Grades Offered
 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.
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.  

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,080)

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


for 4 weeks
4 weeks

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(6)
Completed by 69 learners
No live video meetings
Ages 10-15
1-12 learners per class

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