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Learning to Draw: Basic Skills/Techniques for Drawing Faces (FLEX) (Age 10-15)

In this FLEX drawing class we will learn one new drawing and sketching technique each lesson and practice it as it relates to drawing the human face.
Molly Cranch
134 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 3 learners
No live meetings
Over 6 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course 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


Mon, Nov 28

Nov 28, 2022 – Jan 9, 2023 (6 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Mon, Dec 5

Dec 5, 2022 – Jan 16, 2023 (6 weeks)
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Mon, Jan 9, 2023

Jan 9 – Feb 20, 2023 (6 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Class Experience

Students will create at least six drawings, one of each of the following subject matter: eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hair, portrait and side portrait.
Students will create drawings of the face or parts of the face that might include the following elements and principles of art: shape, line, shading, value, texture and proportion.
Students will post work on classroom page and participate in classroom discussions and activities on classroom page. 
I am a K-12 certified art educator as well as a professional artist and illustrator. 
As this is a flex class there will be no live class meetings. Students may view videos and complete quizzes and drawings on their own time. The class is scheduled so that one lesson is releases per week and students are encouraged to post work for the purpose of discussion and feedback.
White Drawing Paper or Sketchbook Pencil Eraser Pencil Sharpener Drawing Pencil Set (optional) Blending tools such as: q-tip, small piece of paper towel, blending stick
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Learner's progress is assessed through discussion and feedback on the classroom page. The purpose of the feedback is to support student development and growth.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
The Google slide presentation will be presented by the instructor onscreen within the recorded video. All content within the Google slide presentation is created by the instructor and may include: drawings, digital drawings or slides demonstrating art vocabulary and/or skills and techniques, as well as stock photo images of people (i.e., athletes, dancers). Parents do not need to access Google Slides.
Students may also participate in slide presentations/quizzes/games through Nearpod. This material is supplemental and is there to reinforce background knowledge. Parents will need to access Nearpod.
All materials are created by instructor and will be presented through video or Nearpod.


Molly Cranch
Lives in the United States
Certified K-12 Art Educator, Professional Artist and Children's Book Author-Illustrator
134 total reviews
143 completed classes

About Me


My name is Molly Cranch.  I have taught art for over 25 years in a variety of different settings, including public and private schools, internationals schools, and museums and art centers. I have a BFA in painting from Washington... 
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