This class is aimed at absolute beginners as well as intermediate level artists who want to improve and broaden their approach to head-drawing. We will cover the basics of head construction while also experimenting with materials and approaches that will bring your personal voice into your portrait work. Through lectures, demos, in-class discussions and group critiques. You will learn how to create beautiful study pages, as well as a finished portrait. This is a very interactive class! All materials are welcome.
A virtual room link will be sent to you up to 24 hours prior to your class start date. A short tutorial will be given prior to the live class starting.
Unable to attend a sessions? No worries, ALL students will have access to watch the recorded session for 10-days. Recording available 1 day after live session.
Sketchbook of good quality DRAWING paper at least 8×11” – suggested brands are Strathmore 400 series, Crescent RendR, Canson Mix Media
Graphite pencils 2H, HB, 2B
Color magazines for collage
Acid free glue like Elmer’s Craft Bond
Any other drawing or water-based painting materials you want to experiment with – markers, color pencils, gel pens, micron brush pens, crayons etc
Amanda Mears studied in London at Turps Art School, and then here at LAAFA for 3 years. She exhibits her work in Los Angeles and London and has taught Beginning Drawing and Painting fundamental classes for several years at LAAFA, as well as privately in her Culver City studio and at a Los Angeles school. She is currently earning her Master of Fine Arts degree on a full scholarship at Claremont Graduate University.
LAAFA reserves the right to cancel any class/workshop, limit workshop size, change workshop times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule. If a workshop is cancelled; students may transfer to another workshop, use credit on artschoolvideos.com, keep credit on file or be issued a full refund.
All online classes and workshops are non-refundable, non-transferable and no makeups are available. A 7-day recording is provided the day after the online live class. No recording extensions are permitted.
16926 Saticoy Street
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Phone Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Main Office: Mon-Fri, 9:30 AM-5:30 PM