Drawing the Human Head (Sep. 2017)

Ideal for anyone interested in figure drawing or portraits. Have you ever wanted to draw or paint the human head? It's a complex subject and may seem overwhelming. However, this class will cover the step-by-step process to help you start. It's called the 'Loomis Method' and was popularized in the early '50s by the marvelous illustrator Andrew Loomis.

Artwork by Christy Olsen

Working with photographs as a reference is acceptable. Still, you will need to develop a feel for the three-dimensional form, so we will work from realistic plaster casts of the head and eventually work with a live model. This method is a must for anyone working on portraits or figure drawing. The process will help you break down major complex structures from the head and the face. It's simple, easy, and will help quickly get you up and running! Demonstration with some lectures, students will perform hands-on studio art practice.

Meets: Saturday Afternoons at 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM 
Dates: Sep. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 2017
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N Los Altos Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705)

Instructor: Christy Olsen
Format: Demonstration, lecture, & one-on-one instruction provided during hands-on practice.
Level: Absolute Beginner to advanced. All levels are welcome!

Medium: This class is not media-specific. Demos will be performed in charcoal, graphite, or pastel pencil.
Technique: Portrait Drawing
Materials: Bring your own supplies.

Live Model Dates

  • Sep. 30: Carla
  • Oct. 7: Carla



Participants' Work

Participant Testimonial

"I had put down my art interest for more than two years. I needed something to 'kick-start' it again. I took two classes from Art Verve Academy.

They were 'Drawing the Human Head' with Christy Olsen and 'Exploring Watercolor Textures' with Stacy Egan.

Both of these classes & their instructors were very, very good & just what I needed to 'kick-start' my art activities again.

I would strongly recommend these classes & the Art Verve Academy!!!"

John Liebert
a.k.a. Artist Wannabe! Previously enrolled in drawing and watercolor classes.

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