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Adult Classes and Figure Drawing Sessions

to be scheduled soon. If interested, please contact me.



Drawing the Head and Face / Ages 12-16
Mondays, June 5 – July 3

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Series of 5 Sessions:


Drawing the Head and Face / Ages 12-16
Wednesdays, June 7 – July 5

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Series of 5 Sessions: $249




Drawing the Figure / Ages 12-16
Wednesdays, July 12 - August 9

Prerequisite: Drawing the Head and Face
12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Series of 5 Sessions: $249

Drawing the Head, Face, and Figure / Adult
Thursdays, July 20 - August 17

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
(5 Sessions)  $45 per 2-hour session, includes model fee

Drawing the Head and Face / Ages 12-16
Condensed Cohort
Mondays, July 31 - August 14

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
(3 Sessions)  $55 per 2-hour session

For more information, please contact Ryan Greis at (859) 816-7718 or


Drawing the Head and Face

In this curriculum, students learn how to draw an accurate likeness of the human face. Lectures and demonstrations illustrate the basic geometric structures of the skull and facial features, and emphasize the importance of correct proportion and consistent angle of view in a well-constructed portrait.


Portraiture lessons focus on the 4 major facial features, eyes, ears, nose and mouth. Each week, we focus on a different one of these challenging structures and execute multiple drawings from various points of view. We present concepts to help students understand the facial features 3-dimensionally, while discussing relevant anatomical information along the way.


This material encompasses the structural generalities of the human face – the features we all share – and ways in which they can be adjusted to capture the likeness of any particular individual. We don't cover color or color theory, but rather focus on value in black and white. Tools utilized primarily include compressed charcoal, vine charcoal, conté, erasers, blending stumps and newsprint.

Drawing the Figure (Age Appropriate)

Students learn how to draw the human figure with an emphasis on proportion, shape, form and movement.


We focus on basic proportions and proper construction of the human form as well as light and shadow, contour, line, and composition. In-studio drawing exercises are enhanced by demonstrations of how to simplify and assemble the more complex areas of the body.


Ryan's lessons are outstanding. He generously and genuinely shares his knowledge.

Dina F, Student

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