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How to Draw Faces from Any Angle taught by Suzann Beck

June 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am 5:00 pm

$99.00 Includes Model fee


Ages 14 and up. Painting and drawing experience suggested but not required. Class will break for an hour at 1pm, please bring a lunch.

Once you learn to draw a full-face portrait, how do you use that knowledge when the subject turns their head? This workshop will help students analyze the anatomical structure of the head in a profile or ¾ position and render the face in a believable way. The morning session includes a short lecture as well as hands-on student work with worksheets and sculptor’s casts. In the afternoon session students apply the principles they’ve learned to drawing from a live model.

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More classes taught by Suzann Beck this summer:

Pastel Portraits in Soft Pastel July 11.

How to Draw Faces August 5,

Drawing Pet Portraits in Pastel Pencil August 16.

About the artist: Whether painting a commissioned portrait, a figurative piece, or a “portrait” of a single rose, Suzann has the unique ability to capture the essence and spirit of a subject and combine it with masterful likeness. Her inspiration and passion comes from the classical old masters, and she is particularly influenced by the Russian painters of the 19th century. Intrigued and motivated by the depth and craft of masterworks hundreds of years old, Suzann works to understand classical methods and disciplines and leverage them with contemporary practices and sensibilities to create representational realism. Suzann Beck holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Moorhead State University, Moorhead MN, and studied portraiture with atelier-trained painter Judith Anthony, Plymouth, MN, and classical glazing technique portraiture with Jeffery Hurinenko, St. Paul, MN. Suzann serves as the Minnesota Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America, and teaches portrait painting and drawing classes in her Northeast Minneapolis studio and the Paramount Center for the Visual Arts, St. Cloud, MN. http://www.mnartists.org/suzannbeck