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Adult Programs | Lecture Series
The Gage Lecture Series invites students and the general public to become better acquainted with artistic techniques and art history.

You may register for a whole series or simply drop in for a particular lecture that interests you. Call 206.323.GAGE for more information.


Drawing the Features of the Head

with Gary Faigin

Tuesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm 4/22-5/27

Nothing is more emotionally compelling to observe than the human face. Magazines flaunt idealized facial beauty; Hollywood packages expressive faces for big-screen cinema; TV capitalizes on talking heads to give the facts and features of the day. Over six evenings, Faigin, author of the acclaimed The Artistís Complete Guide to Facial Expression, presents an animated discourse on the foundations of drawing the head. Drawing from models and showing slides, he guides you to a broader understanding of this fascinating subject.

Apr 22 Itís Whatís Underneath that Counts:
Fundamental Forms of the Skull
Apr 29 The Skull:
How It Relates to the Proportions of the Head
May 6 Looking Into the Eye:
Understanding & Drawing Its Forms
May 13 The Features:
Depicting the Nose, the Mouth & the Ear
May 20 The Tonal Factor: Shading the Head as a Whole
May 27 Whatís in a Smile? A Look at Facial Expressions

L1403 $75 for series/$15 at door

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