Understanding the Human Face
If you struggle to get the desired degree of likeness or just the right expression in your portraits, this might be the class for you! As artists, a better comprehension of the human face in all its complexity and variation can lend an added dimension to our portraits. This unique study-oriented workshop will involve exercises in both drawing and sculpture. It benefits artists working in any medium who seek to accurately and naturalistically depict facial images. We will cover basic craniofacial anatomy, depiction of individual facial features, facial variations due to sex and ancestry, subtleties of growth and aging, along with the myriad expressions that can be read from our faces. Attendees will do multiple exercises to enhance discernment and comprehension of the human visage. Class work and supplemental handouts become tools for future reference. Each artist will master new skills for greater insight into portraiture and have the potential to incorporate a quality of understanding to augment facial observation alone. Karen will also be teaching another workshop at Scottsdale Artists’ School. Click Here to learn about her other workshop, Forensic Art Focus: Composite Drawing Based on Experience.
Workshop includes both drawing and sculpture exercises.
Tuition includes some supplies and use of equipment.
Class will be held daily from 8:30am-4:30pm and complete at 2pm on Friday.