Face: A Crash Course in Drawing Portraits

Image courtesy Elizabeth Deull
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Taught by Elizabeth Deull

Elizabeth is an artist and a NYS certified art educator with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Masters in Studio Arts from NYU. Elizabeth has taught all ages including at Brooklyn Friends School teaching upper school art, as well as college students as an Adjunct Professor of painting at NYU. Elizabeth has also been the Assistant Director at two NYC galleries and has judged for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

As a teacher, Elizabeth has a passion for demystifying art-making processes and empowering students to partake in the joys of “making stuff”. As an artist, Elizabeth continues to be fascinated with the psychological power of the portrait. In the rest of her life, Elizabeth enjoys developing exhibitions with wild-eyed teenaged artists, doing yoga, talking about surfing and watching TV shows about kid and pet psychics.

To see more, please visit her website: www.elizabethdeull.com

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Want to draw? Like puzzles? Find humans (and their faces) interesting?

Great! Take this class!

Face is a studio drawing class that will have you making some super-satisfying representational art within three sessions. We will learn to draw portraits by treating the face like a puzzle. We will use some loosey-goosey measuring techniques, some basic rules of thumb, some helpful tips and the power of our skills of focused observation to solve the puzzle.

While decoding the face, you will gain techniques that you can apply to whatever observation-based drawing you wish to do in the future. We will be using pencil and charcoal and drawing large.

Come prepared to get mildly messy and to have a focused, but fun time digging into the rugged landscape of the FACE.

No experience necessary!


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