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Let's Draw Faces: Self Paced Course to Draw Faces and Portraits

Lia Simone
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In this self paced course, we will break down a variety of exercises and drawing studies to help students learn to draw faces realistically and to begin to understand drawing from observation.

Class experience

Beginner - Intermediate Level
5 lessons//5 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Drawing the Eyes
In this lesson we will start with a basic warm up exercise to help us practice our drawing and shading of three dimensional objects. Then we will do a drawing of two eyes and the eyebrows.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Drawing the Nose and Mouth
In this lesson we will again start with a warm up exercise for basic three dimensional drawing and shading. We will then discuss one technique for drawing and shading noses, and one technique for drawing and shading lips. We will also contemplate the variations that can occur when drawing noses and how changing proportions can change our drawing.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Drawing the full face with proportions
In this lesson we will begin to explore drawing a full face and understanding facial proportions and where to place the features.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Drawing the Face at an Angle
In this lesson we will practice drawing the basic head shape when the head is facing different directions. We will then cover how to draw the full face with all of the features when it is turned at a 3/4 angle.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Drawing a Face from Observation
This will be our most advanced lesson. In this lesson I will discuss how to draw a face by observing a photograph. This skill takes a lot of practice to do well, but we can start by developing our skills of observation and learning to transfer our observations onto our paper.
I have a 4 year degree in Visual Arts and have been teaching art students for over 10 years both in person and online.
Students will need basic drawing supplies such as paper, at least one 2B pencil and an eraser.  If the student wishes to use multiple pencils of various levels of darkness for shading this is welcomed as well.
For the final class - students will be required to print out the reference photo for our drawing.
Joined June, 2022
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in Music/Theater/Arts
Hi!  My name is Lia; I am a lifelong creative person and am so excited to be sharing my creativity through a variety of classes.  My main teaching focus will be to share creative expression through drawing and painting as well as more advanced art... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $35 for all content
5 pre-recorded lessons
5 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Ages: 9-15

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