Saturday, February 17, 2018

Facial Features: Drawing the Mouth

Facial Features: Drawing the Mouth

Facial Features: Drawing the Mouth

Discover a simplified approach with expert guidelines to the complex task of drawing human anatomy. Ideal for anyone interested in portraits or figure drawing! Our brains will extract relevant information for facial recognition principally from the eyes and secondly from the mouth. The mouth is an essential feature for recognizing familiar faces. Subtle mouth movements are also crucial to perceive human emotion. We will study and practice drawing the human mouth from a detailed plaster cast and then from a live model. All drawing mediums are welcome!

Artwork by Christy Olsen

Meets: (2) Saturday Afternoons 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (3-hour duration)
Dates: Feb 17, 24, 2018
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Christy Olsen
Format: Demonstration, lecture, & one-on-one instruction provided during hands-on practice.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate, 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 a sketchbook or something for taking notes and your favorite materials for drawing.


Any drawing medium is welcome, see the supply lists below for links to more information.

Live Model Dates

  • Feb. 24: Carla

Participants' Work & Demo

Participants' Work

Drawing from the Model & Referencing Planes of the Head

Participant's Work