Online Drawing Course

Asymmetrical Faces

September 19 - November 28, 2024

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How It All Works

The course on Drawing Asymmetrical Face is a highly loaded online self-paced, interactive course which consists of:

  • LEARN | 5 video tutorials:
    Comprehensive and practical video tutorials (in HD) teaching you how to draw different types of asymmetrical faces on traditional icons.
  • WATCH | Pre-recorded lectures
    Theoretical side of the assignments, showing the context of asymmetrical faces in iconography available as video recordings.
  • PRACTICE | 5 assignments:
    Assignments are blended in the video tutorials, with plethora of handy tips and advice to assist you in mastering the basics of drawing a face according to the traditional iconography principles.
  • EXCEL | Mentoring:
    During this course, you will receive a personalized feedback and active mentoring by the instructors on each of your drawings.
  • COMMUNICATE | Interactivity:
    We use a unique Google Classroom as a platform for every course. It's a place where we confidentially share the assignments and you will be able to share your drawings and see our recommendations together with works of other students.
  • ENJOY | LIFETIME Access:
    All the video tutorials will be available to you during and after the completion of the course for future learning and more wonderful drawings.
  • What I will be able to do after

    Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Draw several types of of asymmetrical faces.
  • Understand standard and specific face constructions.
  • Draw heads covered with a veil.
  • Draw two types of hair: on icons of Christ and Angels.
  • Draw ears, beards, curved and tilted noses.
  • Understand and apply the constructive differences for different types of faces and heads (babies heads VS adult heads etc).
  • Final drawing | Draw Jesus Christ’s face.
  • Details

    FOR WHOM

    For those, who have already studied at our Course I: Drawing a Frontal Face. For those, who want to learn how to draw the main type of faces used in traditional iconography.

    PRICE

    260 USD or 245 EUR for 5 weekly lessons and assignments with personalised mentoring and comprehensive feedback.

    DURATION

    11 weeks / 5 assignments
    Option 1: April 18 – June 27, 2024

    Option 2: Sept 19 - November 28, 2024
    Assignments are published every second week. An extra week is given to finish all the assignments.

    RESOURCES PROVIDED

    Links to practical Full HD video tutorials, reference images, and a pre-recorded lecture per each of the 5 assignments. All materials are shared with students through Google Classroom. All the videos remain available to the students after the end of the Course

    LEARNING SUPPORT

    Learners are expected to share photographs of their drawings in Google Classroom Stream. Personal feedback from the instructors with their corrections / comments / recommendations is given within 48 hour (weekends excluded). Feedback is guaranteed for the whole period of the course either written in words or/and drawn directly on the uploaded image.

    NECESSARY SUPPLIES

    Learners only need the most basic materials, such as paper, pencils, eraser, ruler, and a compass with two needles.

    WILL I HAVE ENOUGH TIME

    We made this program as extensive as possible. Complex tasks are split into manageable parts, making the assignments squeezable between routine work and family duties. We hope it will allow everybody to study at their own pace. Please put about 40 - 60 minutes for watching the video tutorials & at least 3 hours for drawing practice per assignment.

    Practical Matters

    In year 2024 we teach this course twice.
    Option 1: April 18 – June 27, 2024.
    Option 2: Sept 19 - November 28, 2024
    This course consists of 5 assignments, they are approximately twice more complex than the ones of the Course 1 (Drawing the Frontal Face), so we are giving more time. For each assignment we propose drawing up to 3 faces of different types. If you are short in time we recommend drawing only the first face properly, - avoid hurrying up. If you have more time, we suggest drawing two or three faces for better practice and understanding. After the last assignment is published, you will have two more weeks to submit your homework for checking.

    All the zoom lectures were recorded and are published together with the weekly assignments. The themes of the lectures are related to the assignments.

    Access to the Google Classroom and the videos is for the online course participants only and must not be shared with anyone else in any form

    Learning Process

    Start each assignment by watching a set of videos, taking notes and making sketches. They will help you to memorize all the new information. In order to master new skills and make them become your hands on experience you need a lot of drawing practice.

    The homework for each assignment is given at the end of the last video and also in description of each assignment. In the folders for each assignment you will find all the drawings and medieval models. We expect you to do your homework on paper of A4/Letter format and post it in the Google Classroom Stream.

    If you are not satisfied with your drawings and have not finished them, share your drawings at least once a week. Constructive feedback will help you to move on. If you are stuck and don’t understand how to proceed, post your drawing(s) with question(s) in the Stream. We are always ready to give a hand.

    The advantage of using the Stream is that you see other students' homework and teachers' feedback as well. You can spot a lot of interesting comments and suggestions that help in your work.

    We kindly ask you, take a photo of your drawings without distortion. When taking a photo, hold your cell phone or tablet parallel to the drawing. It will help a lot with your homework correction.

    We hope that at least for these one or two hours of drawing you will switch off or put your cell phone on “silent mode”. We also recommend asking people around not to disturb you and provide some peace for concentrated work. We insist on this because the learning process is more intense and effective if performed with a complete immersion in the process, thoughtfully and carefully.

    If you experience any technical difficulties with Google Classroom, please let us know via email. We will answer you as quickly as we can.

    Assignments

    1. Female Faces

  • Female Head Covered with a Veil
  • Asymmetrical Face. Scheme 1
  • How to Draw a Head Covered with a Veil
  • Zoom Lecture 1: Do We Need to Be That Meticulous

    2. Angel Faces

  • Angel Heads
  • Asymmetrical Face. Schemes 2 and 3
  • How to Draw Angel Hair
  • Zoom Lecture 2: Realism as Language for Sacred Images

    3. Child Faces

  • Constructive Differences: Babies Heads VS Adult Heads
  • How to Draw Ears
  • How to Draw Babies’ Hair
  • Zoom Lecture 3: How Far We Can Go

    Saints Faces

  • Drawing Beardless Male Faces
  • How to Draw Curved and Tilted Noses
  • How to Draw Male Hair
  • Basic structure applied on a bearded face with hair.
  • Zoom Lecture 4: Use of Sacred Images in the Eastern Christian church vs Western Christian Church

    5. Jesus Christ’s Face

  • Standard and Specific Face Constructions
  • How to Draw Hair
  • How to Draw Beard
  • Zoom Lecture 5: Role of Volume in Painting

    Ready to Enroll?

    Online Iconography Drawing Course Drawing Asymmetrical Faces consists of 5 assignments and costs 260 USD or 245 EUR. In 2024 this course will be taught twice.

    Option 1: - April 18 - June 27, 2024

    Option 2: - September 19 - November 28, 2024.

    Please, choose the option you like the best, using any of the the Paypal buttons below. This course is the second of a series, and we only accept those, who have studied at the Drawing Symmetrical Face Course . Making your registration payment, please provide a valid email address, - it will also be used to send you a personal invitation to Google Classroom and all the further communications.

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    If within 80 days from the purchase date you experience health issues forbidding you to participate in the chosen course, we will fully refund the cost of your order.

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