Online Drawing Course

Frontal Face

February 15, - March 28, 2024

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How It All Works

The course on Drawing a Frontal Face is an online self-paced, interactive course which consists of:

  • LEARN | 5 video tutorials:
    Comprehensive and practical video tutorials (in HD) guiding you step by step through the intricate art and skill of an authentic iconography drawing.
  • IMMERSE | One LIVE Zoom lecture:
    Essential anatomy of the human face in the iconography drawing (later available as a video recording).
  • 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 Artists 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:

  • Outline the main proportions of the face and the head
  • Understand and apply the anatomical principles and the proportions of the human face.
  • Discern and choose the appropriate proportions and structure of the eyes, the eyebrows, the nose, and the lips
  • Final drawing | Draw King Solomon’s face
  • Details

    FOR WHOM

    For everybody interested in the art of drawing, iconography and fine arts. The course is adapted to beginners and professionals alike to hone in their skills further. For iconographers who trace/copy icons, while desiring to improve on the drawing of the face.

    PRICE

    200 USD or 188 EUR for 5 weekly assignments with personalised mentoring and comprehensive feedback.

    DURATION

    6 weeks / 5 assignments

    Option 1: February 15, - March 28, 2024

    Option 2: July 11, - August 22, 2024
    Assignments are published weekly. An extra week is allowed to finish all of the assignments.

    RESOURCES PROVIDED

    Links to practical Full HD video tutorial(s), reference images, one live and 4 pre-recorded zoom lectures, conected with the assignments. All materials are shared with students through Google Classroom. All the videos remain available to the students after the end of the course

    LIVE ZOOM LECTURE

    17th of February 2024. Why do we need essential anatomy of the face?
    SESSION ONE:
    18:00 Melbourne (Australia)
    SESSION TWO:
    12:00 PM (midday) Eastern time USA

    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 hours (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 1 hour for watching the video tutorials & at least 1,5 hour for drawing practice per assignment.

    Practical Matters

    In year 2024 this course will be taught twice. Option 1: February 15 - March 28. Option 2: July 11 - August 22, 2024. This course consists of 5 weekly assignments. The first assignment is dedicated to most fundamental explanations of the main head structure. Three next assignments give a closer look at different details of the face and the last one suggests drawing a face with specific facial features from a model. After the last assignment is published on March 14, students will have two more weeks to submit their homework for checking. Drawings are accepted for comments and corrections no later than on March 28, 2024

    The first zoom lecture will be performed as a live session, 4 other lectures were pre-recorded earlier, they will be 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

    Homework
    Start each assignment by watching a set of videos, taking notes and making sketches. They will help you to memorise all the new information. To master new skills and to 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 in description of each assignment. You will find all drawings and medieval models in the folders for each assignment. 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 to take photos 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. The Main Proportions of the Face

  • Drawing a Frontal Face
  • How Scull Construction Correlates with Facial Features
  • Drawing Small Faces
  • Zoom Lecture 1 (live): Why We Need Essential Anatomy of the Face?

    2. Drawing the Eyes and the Eyebrows

  • Eye Anatomy and Iconographic Eyes
  • Drawing Shadows and Iconographic Eyes
  • Drawing Eyes Together
  • Analyzing Eye Construction on Medieval Models
  • Drawing the Eyes and the Eyebrows
  • Zoom Lecture: Volume in Iconography and How It Is Rendered

    3. Drawing the Nose and the Lips

  • Structure of the Nose
  • Drawing the Nose
  • Drawing the Lips
  • Zoom Lecture 3: What Image Transmits

    4. Proportions and Composition

  • Human Body Proportions
  • How to Work with a Model
  • Choosing the Right Composition
  • Zoom Lecture 4: Large Forms in Our Perception

    5. Final Drawing. King Solomon

  • Main Structure of the Head
  • Developing the Drawing
  • Last Accents
  • Zoom Lecture 5: Why Use a Method

    Ready to Enroll?

    Online Iconography сourse Drawing a Frontal Face consists of 5 assignments and costs 200 USD or 188 EUR. This course is for anyone, interested in learning basics of face-drawing. It is equally good for individuals with little to no iconography or drawing experience and for professional iconographers, willing to gain consciousness in drawing frontal faces.

    In 2024 this course will be taught twice. Option 1: - February 5 - March 28, 2024. Option 2: - July 11 - August 22, 2024. Please, choose the one you like the best, using any of the the Paypal buttons below. 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.

    The assignments will be emailed on Thursdays at 00:00 AM Tbilisi time (GMT+4). Please, let us know if you have any questions.
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