Faces Mini

Class Includes Lifetime Access, Instructor Feedback, Online Community, 30 Minutes of Video & More!

3 Lessons – $25

This mini-class focuses on drawing and painting the human face. Carla Sonheim takes you through nine different assignments that allow you to approach your subjects fast, slow, messily, neatly, realistically, abstractly— all to help ferret out your own unique and personal style.

TEACHER: Carla Sonheim

Class Description

We will draw from live models, from photos, and our imaginations. We’ll use watercolor, pencil, pastels, and colored pencils to create 50 quick faces by the end of the week. End goal: You don’t want to draw faces like me or anyone else — you want to draw like YOU!

Take this class if you want to try your hand at different drawing styles and methods, love the human face, or want to start developing your own unique face “style.”

Note: This is a shortened, re-filming of “Faces 101,” one of my first online classes. The exercises in this new version are the same… the only difference is the presenter is a little more confident on camera. 😉


Class Itinerary

Lesson 1
Blind contours, wrong-handed drawing, and watercolor faces

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Lesson 2
Contours, one-liners, and realistic drawings
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Optional Assignment
10 scribbly faces from life
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Lesson 3
Shading, eraser drawings, pastel faces
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In this class we will focus on drawing and painting the human face. We will do nine different assignments that allow you to approach your subjects fast, slow, messily, neatly, realistically, abstractly — all to help ferret out your own unique and personal style.

Class Itinerary

  • Lesson 1: Blind Contours, Wrong-Handed Drawing, and Watercolor Faces
  • Lesson 2: Contours, One-Liners, and Realistic Drawings
  • Optional: Scribbly Drawings
  • Lesson 3: Shading, Eraser Drawings, Pastel Faces

Supplies

  • Several sheets of smooth card stock or drawing paper
  • An 8″x10″ sheet of watercolor paper (I use 140# hot press Fabriano paper)
  • Watercolors
  • #12 round brush (or similar)
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Pastels (or PanPastels)
  • Kneaded rubber eraser
  • Colored pencils


Carla Sonheim

Carla Sonheim is a painter, illustrator, and creativity workshop instructor known for her fun and innovative projects and techniques designed to help adult students recover a more spontaneous, playful approach to creating.

Carla is the author of three instructional art books, including Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun; Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals: A Mixed-Media Workshop and The Art of Silliness: A Creativity Book for Everyone. In 2012 she co-authored Creative Photography Lab with her husband, Steve Sonheim. They live in Seattle, WA.

Nuts & Bolts

  • This class is now available as a self-study class.
  • Immediately upon class signup, you will receive access to the class videos and corresponding materials.
  • A private Facebook group will be available for you to (optionally) share your artwork and enjoy and learn from the artwork of others. You may also email your teacher directly with questions or feedback.
  • You will have indefinite access to this class.